Conceptual migration and methodological pathology: analysis of the incorporation of the concept Rhizome in the studies of Information Systems

Fernando Skackauskas Dias Mônica Erichsen Nassif About the authors

Conceptual Migration is part of scientific work and serves as a catalyst for the advancement of knowledge. However, from the moment it uses a concept originating from one science to another science may be a modification of its meaning, affecting the transmission of knowledge. In this scenario, researches in Information Systems often finds himself grappling with concepts that migrate between their neighboring areas, such as the concept "Rhizome", originally created in botany, migrated to the philosophy by Deleuze and Guattari and later used as a methodological concept in research of Information Systems. Assuming that migration between conceptual science is conducted under the aegis of various discursive formations that intertwine to shape the concept migrated, was used as tooling methodological principles of "interincomprehension" belonging to Maingueneau Discourse Analysis (2008). In the articles analyzed it was found that, by migrating the concept "Rhizome", the researchers of Information Systems resort to principles of Autopoiesis and Connectionism shaped alliance under interdiscourse, but with a distinctive formation at the core of the concept in the senses of "roundness" and "virtual", which leads to a deformation characterized as "eclecticism conceptual"

Information systems; Discourse analysis; Conceptual migration


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