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New book on “Social Informatics: Past, Present and Future”

We are very happy to announce publication of the book Social Informatics: Past, Present and Future, edited by SIG SI co-chairs Pnina Fichman and Howard Rosenbaum of the Indiana University School of Informatics and Computing and the Rob Kling Center for Social Informatics.

The book is a collection of twelve chapters, many originating from SIG SI symposium papers, that provides a state-of-the-art review of 21st century social informatics. The chapters review the history and evolution of social informatics; provide a view of the breadth and depth of contemporary social informatics and the diversity of theoretical and methodological approaches; and project the future of social informatics through provocative and disparate visions of its trajectory. This book presents a view of SI that emphasizes the core relationship among people, ICT and organizational and social life from a perspective that integrate aspects of social theory and demonstrates clearly social informatics has never been a more necessary research endeavor than it is now. The editors feel it will be especially useful for graduate students and advanced undergraduate students interested in learning about social informatics research.

You can learn more about the book and review the Table of Contents on the editors’ page. If you would like a copy you may order the book from the publisher, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, or from Amazon.  Congratulations to Pnina, Howard, and all chapter authors!