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Información, cultura y sociedad

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MARTIN VALDUNCIEL, M. Engracia. Information literacy and neoliberal library: Towards a new paradigm. Inf. cult. soc. [online]. 2018, n.39, pp.129-138. ISSN 1514-8327.

This work aims to reflect the discursive practice in relation to information literacy through a comment in a M. Seale's (2013) chapter: "The neoliberal library". A critical, historical and interdisciplinary perspective is adopted by the author in order to address the analysis of the conceptual, social and political keys that underlie information literacy. Seale does not agree with technocratic and ahistoric visions about information literacy so its origin is framed within the logic of "information society" and academic capitalism in the eighties in the EEUU. Seale's work is important as it involves political and educational perspectives that are usually hidden within the academic and librarian field.

Keywords : Information literacy; Neoliberalism; Academic capitalism; Discourse; Academic libraries; Technocracy; Market.

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