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Article: Technology and institutions: A critical appraisal of GIS in the planning domain

TitleTechnology and institutions: A critical appraisal of GIS in the planning domain
Authors
KeywordsCritical theory
GIS
Public policy
Science and technology studies
Issue Date2008
PublisherSage Publications, Inc. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.sagepub.com/journal.aspx?pid=111
Citation
Science Technology And Human Values, 2008, v. 33 n. 5, p. 653-678 How to Cite?
AbstractGIS (Geographic Information Systems) has captured planning practice to an unprecedented degree, and this article on how it reconfigures and is configured by institutional context. The author inquires into GIS as a technology for incorporating knowledge into institutional use and includes five propositions: (1) GIS's efficiencies in data processing allows it unprecedented facility and scope of analysis, (2) its use increases alienation, (3) its mimetic language furthers its role in planning, (4) its logic appears rational-purposive, but it conceals an underlying normative logic, and (5) its most profound effect is on the mapper, and the alienating and normative character of GIS necessitate new modes of "social ground-truthing." The author studies the southeast Los Angeles (SELA) initiatives to demonstrate these propositions. This article compares two studies: one GIS-based, and the other based on participatory action research and discusses how GIS might be recontextualized into a technology for liberating democratizing processes. © 2008 Sage Publications.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/167159
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2015 Impact Factor: 2.646
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 1.268
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dc.contributor.authorLejano, RPen_HK
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dc.date.available2012-09-28T04:04:40Z-
dc.date.issued2008en_HK
dc.identifier.citationScience Technology And Human Values, 2008, v. 33 n. 5, p. 653-678en_HK
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dc.description.abstractGIS (Geographic Information Systems) has captured planning practice to an unprecedented degree, and this article on how it reconfigures and is configured by institutional context. The author inquires into GIS as a technology for incorporating knowledge into institutional use and includes five propositions: (1) GIS's efficiencies in data processing allows it unprecedented facility and scope of analysis, (2) its use increases alienation, (3) its mimetic language furthers its role in planning, (4) its logic appears rational-purposive, but it conceals an underlying normative logic, and (5) its most profound effect is on the mapper, and the alienating and normative character of GIS necessitate new modes of "social ground-truthing." The author studies the southeast Los Angeles (SELA) initiatives to demonstrate these propositions. This article compares two studies: one GIS-based, and the other based on participatory action research and discusses how GIS might be recontextualized into a technology for liberating democratizing processes. © 2008 Sage Publications.en_HK
dc.languageengen_US
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dc.relation.ispartofScience Technology and Human Valuesen_HK
dc.subjectCritical theoryen_HK
dc.subjectGISen_HK
dc.subjectPublic policyen_HK
dc.subjectScience and technology studiesen_HK
dc.titleTechnology and institutions: A critical appraisal of GIS in the planning domainen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
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