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Technology and society : social networks, power, and inequality

Author: Anabel Quan-Haase
Publisher: Don Mills, Ont. : Oxford University Press, 2013 [i.e. 2012].
Series: Themes in Canadian sociology.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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In Technology and Society, a new text in the Themes in Canadian Sociology series, author Anabel Quan-Haase examines those places in which technology and society intersect, connecting the reality of  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Anabel Quan-Haase
ISBN: 9780195437836 0195437837
OCLC Number: 791165405
Description: xix, 276 p. : ill., port. ; 23 cm.
Contents: PREFACE ; OVERVIEW OF THE BOOK ; ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS ; ABBREVIATIONS ; CHAPTER 1 THE TECHNOLOGICAL SOCIETY ; LEARNING OBJECTIVES ; INTRODUCTION ; WHAT IS TECHNOLOGY? ; TECHNOLOGY AS MATERIAL SUBSTANCE ; TECHNOLOGY AS KNOWLEDGE ; TECHNOLOGY AS PRACTICE ; TECHNOLOGY AS TECHNIQUE ; TECHNOLOGY AS SOCIETY ; MAKING SENSE OF DEFINITIONS ; TECHNOLOGY IN SOCIETY ; BOX 1-1 CHALLENGES IN THE STUDY OF TECHNOLOGY AND SOCIETY ; CONTEMPORARY DISCUSSIONS OF TECHNOLOGY ; SIMULATION ; AUGMENTATION ; BOX 1-2 AUGMENTATION THROUGH WEARABLE COMPUTING: THE BIRTH OF THE CYBORG ; CONCLUSIONS ; QUESTIONS FOR CRITICAL THOUGHT ; SUGGESTED READINGS ; ONLINE RESOURCES ; CHAPTER 2 TECHNOLOGY IN SOCIETY: A HISTORICAL OVERVIEW ; LEARNING OBJECTIVES ; INTRODUCTION ; TECHNOLOGY AS ENCOMPASSING THE PAST ; BOX 2-1 DIGGING TECHNOLOGY: TOOL USE IN THE STONE AGE ; THE EARLY BEGINNINGS OF TECHNOLOGICAL INGENUITY ; ANCIENT TECHNOLOGY: BASIC RESEARCH ; THE AWAKENING OF THE MIND THROUGH TECHNOLOGY: THE RENAISSANCE ; THE INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION: REVOLTING AGAINST TECHNOLOGY ; ELECTRONIC TIMES: HOT AND COOL MEDIA ; BOX 2 2 CINEMA AS A PROPAGANDA TOOL IN SOCIETY ; THE INFORMATION SOCIETY ; IPOD CULTURE ; CELLPHONES AS EMPOWERMENT ; CONCLUSIONS ; QUESTIONS FOR CRITICAL THOUGHT ; SUGGESTED READINGS ; ONLINE RESOURCES ; CHAPTER 3 THEORETICAL PERSPECTIVES ON TECHNOLOGY ; LEARNING OBJECTIVES ; INTRODUCTION ; UTOPIAN VERSUS DYSTOPIAN VIEWS OF TECHNOLOGY ; THEORIES OF TECHNOLOGY AND SOCIETY ; NEUTRAL VERSUS VALUE LADEN ; BOX 3 1 THE NEUTRALITY OF GUNS ; AUTONOMOUS VERSUS HUMANLY CONTROLLED ; FOUR THEORIES OF THE TECHNOLOGY-SOCIETY INTERSECTION ; SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY STUDIES (STS) ; SOCIAL CONSTRUCTION OF TECHNOLOGY (SCOT) ; BOX 3 2 THE CASE OF THE ELECTRIC CAR IN 1970S FRANCE ; ACTOR NETWORK THEORY (ANT) ; BOX 3 3 DISCOVERING PASTEURIZATION ; SOCIAL INFORMATICS ; CONCLUSIONS ; QUESTIONS FOR CRITICAL THOUGHT ; SUGGESTED READINGS ; CHAPTER 4 TECHNO-SOCIAL DESIGNING ; LEARNING OBJECTIVES ; INTRODUCTION ; DESIGN OF TECHNOLOGY ; SYSTEMS THEORY ; TECHNOPOLES: CENTRES OF INNOVATION ; BOX 4 1 SILICON VALLEY: CENTRE OF INNOVATION ; RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT (R&D) ; INVENTION ; INNOVATION ; IMITATION ; GLOBAL R&D ; SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT ; INDUSTRY ; TASKS ; CULTURAL MILIEUS ; BOX 4 2 DESIGNING SOCIAL NETWORK SITES ; TEAM STRUCTURE ; CONCLUSIONS ; QUESTIONS FOR CRITICAL THOUGHT ; SUGGESTED READINGS ; ONLINE RESOURCES ; CHAPTER 5 THE ADOPTION AND DIFFUSION OF TECHNOLOGICAL INNOVATIONS ; LEARNING OBJECTIVES ; INTRODUCTION ; TECHNOLOGICAL INNOVATIONS ; CUTTING EDGE SOCIETIES: INVENTING AND COPYING TECHNOLOGY ; THE CLASSIC MODEL OF THE DIFFUSION OF INNOVATIONS ; ELEMENTS IN THE DIFFUSION OF TECHNOLOGY ; THE INNOVATION-DECISION PROCESS ; BOX 5 1 DIFFUSION AND ADOPTION OF THE QWERTY KEYBOARD ; CHANGE AGENTS ; BOX 5 2 THE ROLE OF CHANGE AGENTS IN THE INNOVATION-DECISION PROCESS ; ADOPTION CATEGORIES ; TOOLS OF THE FUTURE: MARKETING RELATIONS WITH EARLY ADOPTERS ; CONCLUSIONS ; QUESTIONS FOR CRITICAL THOUGHT ; SUGGESTED READINGS ; ONLINE RESOURCES ; CHAPTER 6 THE LABOUR OF TECHNOLOGY ; LEARNING OBJECTIVES ; INTRODUCTION ; LUDDITES: THE EARLY STRUGGLES WITH TECHNOLOGY ; TECHNOLOGY AND THE DIVISION OF LABOUR ; THE NETWORKED ORGANIZATION ; BOX 6 1 KME: A CASE STUDY OF A NETWORKED ORGANIZATION ; THE IMMATERIAL LABOUR OF TECHNOLOGY ; THE VALUE OF USER-GENERATED CONTENT ; BOX 6 2 FACEBOOK AS WEB 2.0 IMMATERIAL LABOUR ; THE PRODUSER ; THE PRECONDITIONS OF PRODUSAGE ; KEY PRINCIPLES OF PRODUSAGE ; CONCLUSIONS ; QUESTIONS FOR CRITICAL THOUGHT ; SUGGESTED READINGS ; ONLINE RESOURCES ; CHAPTER 7 TECHNOLOGY AND INEQUALITY ; LEARNING OBJECTIVES ; INTRODUCTION ; THE DIGITAL DIVIDE ; EARLY STUDIES OF THE DIGITAL DIVIDE ; POLICY INTERVENTION VIS-A-VIS THE DIGITAL DIVIDE ; CLOSING THE DIGITAL DIVIDE ; LOOKING BEYOND THE ACCESS DIVIDE ; THE GLOBAL DIGITAL DIVIDE ; FIXED LINES ; CELLPHONES ; INTERNET ; BROADBAND ; BOX 7 1 CLOSING THE GLOBAL DIGITAL DIVIDE: ONE LAPTOP PER CHILD ; CHINA'S MOVE TOWARD DIGITIZATION ; TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER ; CRITICAL PERSPECTIVES OF THE DIGITAL DIVIDE ; CONCLUSIONS ; QUESTIONS FOR CRITICAL THOUGHT ; SUGGESTIONS FOR FURTHER READING ; ONLINE RESOURCES ; CHAPTER 8 COMMUNITY IN THE NETWORK SOCIETY ; LEARNING OBJECTIVES ; INTRODUCTION ; WHAT IS COMMUNITY? ; INDUSTRIALIZATION AND COMMUNITY ; SOCIAL ISOLATION IN AMERICA ; TV AND THE DECLINE OF SOCIAL CAPTIAL ; REVISITING COMMUNITY IN THE INTERNET ERA ; BOX 8 1 SOCIAL CAPITAL IN THE INTERNET ERA ; TRANSFORMING THE PUBLIC SPHERE ; THEORIES OF THE DEMISE OF THE PUBLIC SPHERE ; THIRD PLACES ; BOX 8 2 SOCIAL MEDIA IN THE MIDDLE EAST ; CONCLUSIONS ; QUESTIONS FOR CRITICAL THOUGHT ; SUGGESTIONS FOR FURTHER READING ; ONLINE RESOURCES ; CHAPTER 9 TECHNOLOGY-MEDIATED SOCIAL RELATIONSHIPS ; LEARNING OBJECTIVES ; INTRODUCTION ; EARLY BEGINNINGS OF MEDIATED COMMUNICATION ; AMERICA CALLING: THE IMPACT OF THE TELEPHONE ; PENETRATION OF MEDIATED COMMUNICATION ; RELATIONSHIPS ONLINE ; ROMANCE ONLINE ; BOX 9 1 BREAK-UP 2.0 ; DEATH AND VIRTUAL MOURNING ; VIRTUAL MOURNING ; BOX 9 2 65_REDROSES: THE COMMUNITY AROUND EVA MARKVOORT ; VIRTUAL STRANGER LOSS ; CONCLUSIONS ; QUESTIONS FOR CRITICAL THOUGHT ; SUGGESTIONS FOR FURTHER READING ; ONLINE RESOURCES ; CHAPTER 10 THE SURVEILLANCE SOCIETY ; LEARNING OBJECTIVES ; INTRODUCTION ; DEFINING SURVEILLANCE ; CAPITALISM ; RATIONALIZATION ; POWER ; THE PANOPTICON ; THE NEW SURVEILLANCE ; REALITY TV ; BOX 10 1 BIG BROTHER: THE ACT OF BEING WATCHED ; DIGITAL SURVEILLANCE ; BOX 10 2 INFORMATION REVELATION ON FACEBOOK ; COUNTER-SURVEILLANCE ; CONCLUSIONS ; QUESTIONS FOR CRITICAL THOUGHT ; SUGGESTIONS FOR FURTHER READING ; ONLINE RESOURCES ; CHAPTER 11 ETHICAL DIMENSIONS OF TECHNOLOGY ; LEARNING OBJECTIVES ; INTRODUCTION ; CENTRAL THEMES OF THE BOOK ; THE SOCIOTECHNICAL APPROACH ; TECHNOLOGICAL INEQUALITY ; SOCIAL CHANGE ; ETHICAL AND MORAL DIMENSIONS OF OUR TECHNOLOGICAL SOCIETY ; NEUTRALITY OF TECHNOLOGY ; BOX 11 1 AK-47: QUESTIONING NEUTRALITY ; TECHNOLOGY AS HUMAN DESTINY ; BOX 11 2 FUKUSHIMA AND DAIICHI NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS ; TECHNOLOGY AS PROGRESS ; CONCLUSIONS ; QUESTIONS FOR CRITICAL THOUGHT ; SUGGESTED READINGS ; ONLINE RESOURCES ; NOTES ; GLOSSARY ; REFERENCES ; INDEX
Series Title: Themes in Canadian sociology.
Responsibility: Anabel Quan-Haase.
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