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Intimacy at work : how digital media bring private life to the workplace

Author: Stefana Broadbent
Publisher: Walnut Creek, California : Left Coast Press, 2016. ©2016
Series: Anthropology and business (Left Coast Press (Walnut Creek, Calif.))
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"According to some social critics, the digital age involves a retreat into the isolation of intelligent machines. Acclaimed scholar Stefana Broadbent takes another view, that digital technologies allow people to bring their private lives into the often alienating world of work. Through ethnographic evidence and data gathered from large samples in Europe and the U.S., Intimacy at Work looks at a paradox in modern
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stefana Broadbent
ISBN: 9781629580944 1629580945 9781629580951 1629580953
OCLC Number: 910334738
Notes: Machine generated contents note: Introduction Chapter 1: Some Characteristics of Digital Communication Chapter 2: Channels for Relationships Chapter 3: Intimacy at Work Chapter 4: Communication, Productivity, and Trust Chapter 5: Accidents, Distraction, and Private Communication Chapter 6: Conclusions: Communication and Attention References Index About the Author.
Description: 116 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Chapter 1. Some Characteristics of Digital Communication --
Chapter 2. How Digital Channels Are Supporting Intimacy --
Chapter 3. Intimacy at Work --
Chapter 4. Communication, Productivity, and Trust --
Chapter 5. Accidents, Distraction, and Private Communication --
Chapter 6. Conclusions: Communication and Attention.
Series Title: Anthropology and business (Left Coast Press (Walnut Creek, Calif.))
Other Titles: Intimité au travail.
Responsibility: Stefana Broadbent.

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Intimacy at Work shows how portable, digital media allow people to bring their private lives into the workplace, thus softening and humanizing what is often a hard, isolating business world.  Read more...

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