Digital Universalism and Cultural Diversity - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9781785480546

Digital Universalism and Cultural Diversity

1st Edition

Authors: Laurence Favier
Hardcover ISBN: 9781785480546
Imprint: ISTE Press - Elsevier
Published Date: 1st December 2020
Page Count: 180
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Digital Universalism and Cultural Diversity details the concept of digital universalism as a wonderful horizon of an interconnected planet (men and objects) and the expression of a cultural hegemony that formats cultural diversity. It presents a few essential directions that are at the core of the debate between digital universalism and cultural diversity and the future perspectives to fathom. As the smartphone and its interfaces are at the center of most of our activities, it is important that we understand our behaviors and how they fuel connected digital devices. This book tackles these questions in the rapidly moving digital era.

Key Features

  • Presents the cultural approach of digital codes
  • Discusses cultural diversity in today's digital society
  • Tackles important issues in the rapidly developing digital era


Researchers, Scientists, Post-graduate Students

Table of Contents

  1. A cultural approach of digital codes and languages
    2. The culture of information and cultural diversity in digital society
    3. Digital infrastructure of research: The Global and the local in the global building of science
    4. The ethic of information and the expression of cultural diversity in knowledge organization systems


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About the Author

Laurence Favier

Laurence Favier is a professor of information and communication sciences at University of Lille (France) and a member of GERiiCO Lab (Groupe De Recherche Interdisciplinaire en Information et Communication). She is head of the department of Information and Document Sciences since 2012 in this university and she’s the program manager of a master in Information and Document Management She teaches library and information science. Her first research interests are the social and cultural dimensions of knowledge organization and information practices at the digital age: crowdsourcing, collaborative information filtering, social influence, cultural interoperability, research infrastructures and digital humanities as a form of global collaborative work and as a way to shape cultural heritage. Her second research field is digitalization of administrative and political processes. She’s also focused on the history and epistemology of information science, specifically related to the European tradition of document and documentation. She has supervised and still supervise 10 PHD.

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Lille, France

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