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Technology and Society: Social Networks, Work, and...

Technology and Society: Social Networks, Work, and InequalityTitoloTechnology and Society: Social Networks, Work, and Inequality
AutoreQuan-Haase, Anabel
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CategoriaSocial Science: Media Studies
RilegaturaPaperback
Dati304 p.; ill.
Anno2012
EditoreOxford University Press, USA
CollanaThemes in Canadian Sociology
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Prefaceix
Overview of the Bookxi
Acknowledgementsxvii
Abbreviationsxviii
1 The Technological Society
1
Learning Objectives
1
Introduction
1
Challenges in Defining and Studying Technology
2
The Intersection of Technology and Society
8
Contemporary Discussions of Technology
11
Conclusions
16
Questions for Critical Thought
17
Suggested Readings
17
Online Resources
18
2 Technology in Society: A Historical Overview
19
Learning Objectives
19
Introduction
19
Why Study the History of Technology?
19
The Stone Age: The Early Beginnings of Technological Ingenuity
22
Ancient Technology: The Development of the Scientific Method
24
The Renaissance: The Awakening of the Mind through Technology
26
The Industrial Revolution: Revolting against Technology
28
Electronic Times: Hot and Cool Media
29
The Information Society: The Bits and Bytes Revolution
32
Conclusions
37
Questions for Critical Thought
38
Suggested Readings
38
Online Resources
39
3 Theoretical Perspectives on Technology
41
Learning Objectives
41
Introduction
41
Utopian versus Dystopian Views of Technology
42
Theories of Technology and Society
43
Science and Technology Studies (STS)
50
Conclusions
59
Questions for Critical Thought
59
Suggested Readings
60
Online Resources
60
4 Techno-Social Designing
61
Learning Objectives
61
Introduction
61
Technological Design and How It Intersects with Society
62
Technopoles: Centres of Innovation
66
The Role of Research and Development (R&D)
72
Understanding the Social Milieu of Software Development
77
Conclusions
81
Questions for Critical Thought
82
Suggested Readings
82
Online Resources
83
5 The Adoption and Diffusion of Technological Innovations
85
Learning Objectives
85
Introduction
85
Technological Innovations: The Process
86
The Classic Model of the Diffusion of Innovations
88
Classifying Adoption Categories
97
Marketing Relations with Early Adopters
99
Conclusions
102
Questions for Critical Thought
103
Suggested Readings
104
Online Resources
104
6 The Labour of Technology
105
Learning Objectives
105
Introduction
105
Luddites: The Early Struggles with Technology
105
Technology and the Division of Labour
108
The Role of the Prosumer
117
Conclusions
124
Questions for Critical Thought
125
Suggested Readings
125
Online Resources
126
7 Technology and Inequality
127
Learning Objectives
127
Introduction
127
The Digital Divide
128
The Global Digital Divide
135
The Effects of Technology Transfer on Developing Nations
141
Critical Perspectives of the Digital Divide
142
Conclusions
143
Questions for Critical Thought
144
Suggestions for Further Reading
144
Online Resources
145
8 Community in the Network Society
147
Learning Objectives
147
Introduction
147
What Is Community?
148
Social Capital and Its Relevance to Community
151
Revisiting Community in the Internet Era
153
How Is Technology Transforming the Public Sphere?
156
Conclusions
162
Questions for Critical Thought
163
Suggestions for Further Reading
164
Online Resources
164
9 Technology-Mediated Social Relationships
167
Learning Objectives
167
Introduction
167
Early Beginnings of Mediated Communication
168
North America Calling: The Impact of the Telephone on Social Relationships
171
Penetration of Mediated Communication: The Impact of the Internet on Social Relationships
173
How Has Technology Affected Our Relationships?
175
Conclusions
187
Questions for Critical Thought
188
Suggestions for Further Reading
188
Online Resources
189
10 The Surveillance Society
191
Learning Objectives
191
Introduction
191
Defining and Understanding Surveillance
192
Foucault's Analysis of Power Relations in Society
195
Technology's Role in the New Surveillance
198
Counter-surveillance as a Means of Personal Resistance
209
Conclusions
211
Questions for Critical Thought
212
Suggestions for Further Reading
212
Online Resources
213
11 Ethical Dimensions of Technology
215
Learning Objectives
215
Introduction
215
The Book's Three Central Themes
215
Ethical and Moral Dimensions of our Technological Society
218
Conclusions
227
Questions for Critical Thought
228
Suggested Readings
228
Online Resources
228
Glossary231
Notes251
References255
Index267

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