Folksonomy | Case Study Research Method is a structured repository of digital culture and creative practice. en-au Creative Commons License: (cc), Simon Perkins Fri, 05 Jul 2013 15:49:40 +1000 Fri, 05 Jul 2013 15:49:40 +1000 Constellations 2.0 60 Technologies Texts and Affordances In contrast to recent sociological emphases on the social shaping of technology this article proposes and illustrates a way of analysing the technological shaping of sociality Drawing on the concept of affordances Gibson 1979 the article argues for a recognition of the constraining as well as enabling materiality of artefacts The argument is set in the theoretical context of one of the most recent and comprehensive statements of anti ndash essentialism Grint and Woolgar 1997 The position is illustrated through a reinterpretation of some case studies used by proponents of the radical constructivist position Ian Hutchby 2001 Ian Hutchby 2001 Technologies Texts and Affordances Sociology May 2001 vol 35 no 2 441 ndash 456 Fri, 05 Jul 2013 15:49:40 +1000 Robert Yin Case Study Research Design and Methods Yin R K 2009 Case Study Research Design and Methods Forth Edition ed SAGE Publications Inc Sat, 20 Feb 2010 23:36:44 +1000