Lest we forget

The European field study tradition and the issue of conditions of work in CSCW research
  • Liam Bannon
  • Kjeld Schmidt
  • Ina Wagner
Conference paper

DOI: 10.1007/978-0-85729-913-0_12

Cite this paper as:
Bannon L., Schmidt K., Wagner I. (2011) Lest we forget. In: Bødker S., Bouvin N., Wulf V., Ciolfi L., Lutters W. (eds) ECSCW 2011: Proceedings of the 12th European Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work, 24-28 September 2011, Aarhus Denmark. Springer, London


The paper intends to direct attention to the rich and variegated European field study tradition. Focusing on the Francophone ergonomic tradition and especially the German studies of work and working conditions, both based on in-depth field studies in ordinary work settings, the paper attempts to situate these traditions vis-a-vis the research program of CSCW.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Liam Bannon
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • Kjeld Schmidt
    • 4
  • Ina Wagner
    • 5
  1. 1.Université de Technologie de TroyesTroyesFrance
  2. 2.University of LimerickLimerickIreland
  3. 3.University of AarhusAarhusDenmark
  4. 4.Copenhagen Business SchoolCopenhagenDenmark
  5. 5.Technical University of ViennaViennaAustria

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