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Information Literacy by Alison Pope, Geoff Walton

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Information literacy and noöpolitics

Andrew Whitworth

Abstract:

This chapter extends a resource-based analysis of politics, or ‘geopolitics’, into the sphere of information, producing a perspective that has been called ‘noöpolitics’. Control over information’s production, accessibility, dissemination and even meaning are conduits for the transmission of cultural hegemony, and noöpolitics also sheds light on how we can be excluded from informational spaces within organisations, and how our working lives and social relationships can be managed through information. These all give rise to competing notions of value. As information literacy is fundamentally about assigning value to information sources, the IL educator must be aware of noöpolitics. ...

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