A Case for a Critical Information Ethics: Lessons Learned from Research Justice

Gr Keer, Jeffra Diane Bussmann
2019 Journal of Critical Library and Information Studies  
Information ethics as taught in academic information literacy treats students as consumers, largely ignores the broader sociopolitical context of academic knowledge creation and, through a lack of critical analysis, reproduces Eurocentrism and colonialism in the information literacy classroom and literature. We propose applying a critical information ethics inspired by research justice that emphasizes solidarity with marginalized people and communities, respect for community knowledge, and
more » ... integrity related to situated knowledge versus capitalist notions of information as a commodity. Preprint first published online 01/20/2019
doi:10.24242/jclis.v2i1.57 fatcat:swyozoebfnedtktbtjsxr7srti