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AMCIS 2021 CFP: Digital technology and decolonization, Indigenous cultural reclamation and identity restoration

  • 1.  AMCIS 2021 CFP: Digital technology and decolonization, Indigenous cultural reclamation and identity restoration

    Posted 01-22-2021 05:16
    CALL FOR PAPERS

    27th Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS 2021)
    Digital Innovation and Entrepreneurship
    Montréal, Canada
    August 5-7, 2021

    MINI-TRACK: Digital technology and decolonization, Indigenous cultural reclamation and identity restoration
    TRACK: Digital Technology for the Indigenous, of the Indigenous, and by the Indigenous

    DESCRIPTION

    Indigenous communities have had unique and somewhat mixed experiences with digital technology. In many cases, their experiences with digital technology have been described as being similar to what they underwent during colonization, when the overarching goal was to assimilate Indigenous communities into Western culture. Today, the absence of Indigenous methods and theories, particularly in the IS literature and social studies more generally, have led some researchers to use Western and/or Euro-centric methods to explore and explain Indigenous issues. Scholars have called this a process of colonization that marginalized Indigenous knowledge into Western frameworks. A decolonization of methods and theories is called for in research. This mini-track welcomes decolonization research that showcases Indigenous perspectives, using Indigenous theories and methods, and highlights how Indigenous communities use digital technology to overcome oppression and restore their Indigenous identity in society.

    We invite research at all levels (individual, organizational, societal) that explores the role of information technology in Indigenous contexts. Particular areas of interest include (but are not limited to):

    * Indigenous culture
    * Indigenous identity
    * Indigenous knowledge
    * Indigenous social movements
    * Application of Indigenous methods and theories (e.g., Kaupapa Māori Theory)
    * Application of Indigenous philosophies (e.g., Ubuntu)

    PhD students and early career researchers are particularly encouraged.

    SUBMISSION TYPES

    * Full papers must not exceed 10 pages (approx. 5,000 words)
    * Emergent Research Forum (ERF) or research-in-progress papers must not exceed 5 pages (approx. 2,500 words)

    All submissions must conform to the AMCIS 2021 submission template and will be peer-reviewed using a double-blind system.

    TENTATIVE TIMELINES

    * January 6, 2021: Manuscript submissions for AMCIS 2021 begin
    * March 1, 2021: Completed research and ERF submissions are due at 5pm EST
    * March 26, 2021: Reviews are due
    * April 8, 2021: Mini-track chair recommendations are due

    MINI-TRACK CHAIRS

    Hameed Chughtai h.chughtai@soton.ac.uk
    Devinder Thapa devinder.thapa@uia.no