This paper illustrates how the Emancipatory Structure within the StructurANTion theoretical framework may be called on by human and non-human actors to evoke radical change, even of the dissolution and replacement, of a humanchine network. This paper discusses the case of breast cancer surgery and the role information systems and technologies play in enabling this radical translation of an existing clinician-centric network to one in which the patient (female or male) rather than the clinician is the focal actor. The tools and techniques used to represent such informated networks and their emancipatory translations are also illustrated.
Atkinson, Christopher and Brooks, Laurence, "The Role of Emancipatory Structure in StructurANTion: Informated Information Systems Development" (2006). ICIS 2006 Proceedings. 55.