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Information experiences of female legislators: examining constituency activities and representation in the ugandan parliament
Makerere University.
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences. (Biblioteks- och informationsvetenskap)
2014 (English)In: Information experience: approaches to theory and practice / [ed] Christine Bruce, Kate Davis, Hilary Hughes, Helen Partridge and Ian Stoodley, Bingley: Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 2014, 1, 221-238 p.Chapter in book (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

The concept of “information experience” is rather new in information research. Conceptually, it draws from user-centered approaches to information studies. When applied to research on legislators, it could take the form of a social approach, espoused by Chatman, where context is inalienable from human action. In analyzing legislators’ constituency information practices, context constituted political, social, and economic circumstances, and these provided mitigating factors in information activities. Gender manifested in the sexual division of labor, the unequal expectations of female MPs and interactions in the home. This had implications for information acquisition. Large constituency and gender concerns had an impact on women’s information activities and experience of representation.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Bingley: Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 2014, 1. 221-238 p.
Series
Library and Information Science, ISSN 1876-0562 ; 9
Keyword [en]
Legislators, Uganda, Constituency, Information experience, Political representation, Ethnography
National Category
Information Studies
Research subject
Humanities, Library and Information Science
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-36700DOI: 10.1108/S1876-056220140000010011ISBN: 978-1-78350-815-0 (print)ISBN: 978-1-78350-816-7 (print)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-36700DiVA: diva2:743200
Available from: 2014-09-03 Created: 2014-09-03 Last updated: 2015-02-17Bibliographically approved

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