Informed Consent: Information Production and Ideology
By: Lisa R. Schiff (author)Paperback
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Through extensive research on how information about the homeless is generated and interpreted, Lisa Schiff offers both hard evidence and a convincing argument for questioning 'how service providers create forms and clients complete them, how advocates administer surveys and public agencies compile counts.' At the same time, she explores the day-to-day implications of her findings by demonstrating how competing understandings affect prevailing ideologies, which in turn affect our attempts at social change.
Lisa Schiff is currently an Information Engineer at Interwoven, Inc. She has studied social aspects of information in many disparate areas, from information access to information system evaluation and design. She has also been involved in projects promoting the creation, sharing and use of information, especially in the realm of community education.
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