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dc.creatorSiles González, Ignacio
dc.date.accessioned2018-06-18T14:29:18Z
dc.date.available2018-06-18T14:29:18Z
dc.date.issued2011-12
dc.identifier.citationhttps://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/01972243.2012.632257es_ES
dc.identifier.issn1087-6537
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10669/74934
dc.description.abstractResearch in science and technology studies has devoted significant attention to technological controversies and the mechanisms that actors employ to resolve them. This article contributes to this literature by developing the notion of co-optation as a dynamic of closure. Co-optation is conceptualized as the incorporation of an actor or group into the organizational structure of another group in order to avert threat or adapt to a context of change. Drawing on the history of the Internet in Costa Rica from 1990 to 2005, this study examines a controversy between two distinct models for the development of computing networks in this country: the academic, sociotechnical network and the state-sponsored, commercial project. The analysis shows that the dispute between these groups ended when the Costa Rican government co-opted leading figures of the academic network into its structure. The notion of co-optation helps us theorize shifts in the configuration of relations between groups that lead to the partial resolution of conflicts and have important consequences for the development of technological infrastructures.es_ES
dc.language.isoen_USes_ES
dc.sourceThe Information Society: An International Journal, Vol 28(1), pp 13-23es_ES
dc.subjectBITNETes_ES
dc.subjectX.25es_ES
dc.subjectCentral Americaes_ES
dc.subjectClosurees_ES
dc.subjectControversyes_ES
dc.subjectCo-optationes_ES
dc.subjectCosta Ricaes_ES
dc.subjectInternetes_ES
dc.subjectMonopolyes_ES
dc.subjectSociotechnical networkes_ES
dc.subject004.678 728 6 Internetes_ES
dc.titleEstablishing the Internet in Costa Rica: Co-optation and the closure of technological controversieses_ES
dc.typeinfo:eu-repo/semantics/articlees_ES
dc.typeArtículo científicoes_ES
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/01972243.2012.632257
dc.description.procedenceUCR::Vicerrectoría de Docencia::Ciencias Sociales::Facultad de Ciencias Sociales::Escuela de Ciencias de la Comunicación Colectivaes_ES


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