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Power, Technology and Empowerment

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Priyanka Pandey
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Yingqin Zheng
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This paper addresses the importance of using a power perspective to understand the social impact of technology in society. We use the Foucauldian concept of technologies-of-the-self to highlight the dialectical relationship between dominating structures of power and the individual capabilities of human actors, as mediated through technology, within a given context. This is done by studying the use of an mHealth intervention by health workers within a PHC (primary health care) centre in India. The study generates theoretical implications for understanding the processes of empowerment through technology within a developing country context.
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Priyanka Pandey, Yingqin Zheng. Power, Technology and Empowerment. IFIP Joint Working Conference on the Future of Digital Work: The Challenge of Inequality (IFIPJWC), Dec 2020, Hyderabad, India. pp.165-179, ⟨10.1007/978-3-030-64697-4_13⟩. ⟨hal-03450689⟩
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