Affordance and Habitus: Understanding Land Records E-services in Bangladesh
Technology is ubiquitous, including in some public sector organisations in developing countries. This paper explores the introduction and use of e-services into the land records service in Bangladesh and how the role and position of ‘middlemen’ has re-asserted itself. The concept of affordance, both dispositional and relational, together with social affordance (habitus) offers an opportunity to better understand why this has happened and potentially to look at how to approach this in the future.
Citation : Brooks, L., and Alam, M.S. (2017) Affordance and Habitus: Understanding Land Records E-services in Bangladesh. In: Choudrie, J. et al. eds. Information and Communication Technologies for Development 14th IFIP WG 9.4 International Conference on Social Implications of Computers in Developing Countries, ICT4D 2017, Yogyakarta, Indonesia, May 22-24, 2017, Proceedings, pp. 295-306
ISBN : 9783319591100
Research Group : Centre for Computing and Social Responsibility
Research Institute : Centre for Computing and Social Responsibility (CCSR)
Peer Reviewed : Yes