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Cloudy talks: exploring accounts about cloud computing

Publication: ResearchPh.D. thesis


The aim of this thesis is to discuss the character, purpose, and use of the language surrounding new technology, specifically cloud computing. The thesis is situated within library and information science. Its theoretical basis and argumentation builds upon notions articulated by Berger and Luckmann (1966), known as “the social construction of reality”, and upon conceptual metaphor theory developed by Lakoff and Johnson (2003). The thesis discusses the consequences of how cloud computing is explained and legitimised by various actors, such as cloud providers, computer scientists, IT professionals, business leaders, and strategic staff in organisations that had implemented cloud services. It builds on four articles that are based on diverse empirical materials and methods.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationBorås
PublisherHögskolan i Borås
Number of pages96
ISBN (print)9789198165326, 9789198165333
StatePublished - 10. Feb 2017
NameSkrifter från Valfrid
ISSN (print)1103-6990

Note re. dissertation

Doktorsavhandling. Doctoral thesis. Doctoral dissertation.

Bibliographical note

Public defence 2017-02-10


  • information management, cloud computing, social constructionism, reality, metaphor theory, GAFE, GAFA, algorithmic identities

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