The Oxford Handbook of Information and Communication Technologies

The Oxford Handbook of Information and Communication Technologies

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Edited by Robin Mansell, Edited by Chrisanthi Avgerou, Edited by Danny Quah, Edited by Roger Silverstone

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  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Format: Paperback | 648 pages
  • Dimensions: 170mm x 246mm x 38mm | 1,111g
  • Publication date: 25 April 2009
  • Publication City/Country: Oxford
  • ISBN 10: 019954879X
  • ISBN 13: 9780199548798
  • Illustrations note: tables and figures
  • Sales rank: 1,151,607

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The production and consumption of Information and Communication Technologies (or ICTs) has become embedded within our societies. The influence and implications of this have an impact at a macro level, in the way our governments, economies, and businesses operate, and in our everyday lives. This handbook is about the many challenges presented by ICTs. It sets out an intellectual agenda that examines the implications of ICTs for individuals, organizations, democracy, and the economy. Explicity interdisciplinary, and combining empirical research with theoretical work, it is organised around four themes covering the knowledge economy; organizational dynamics, strategy, and design; governance and democracy; and culture, community and new media literacies. It provides a comprehensive resource for those working in the social sciences, and in the physical sciences and engineering fields, with leading contemporary research informed principally by the disciplines of anthropology, economics, philosophy, politics, and sociology.

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Roger Silverstone was Professor of Media and Communications at the London School of Economics and Political Science. Previous publications include Media, Technology and Everyday Life in Europe (Ashgate, 2005) and Why Study the Media? (Sage, 1999).

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...a more than welcome contribution to academic literature... Jean-Claude Burgelman Communications and Strategies This most impressive OUP Handbook contains the work of 39 authors, including many who have made substantial and lasting contributions to our understanding of the social science of information and communications technologies. Prometheus

Table of contents

The Challenges of ICTs ; PART I: THE KNOWLEDGE ECONOMY AND ICTS ; The ICT Paradigm ; Markets and Policies in New Knowledge Economies ; Globalization of the ICT Labour Force ; Productivity and ICTs: A Review of the Evidence ; Economic Policy Analysis and the Internet: Coming to Terms with a Telecommunications Anomaly ; The Diffusion of the Internet and the Geography of the Digital Divide in the United States ; The Economics of ICTs: Building Blocks and Implications ; PART II: ORGANIZATIONAL DYNAMICS, STRATEGY, DESIGN, AND ICTS ; On Confronting Some of the Common Myths of Information Systems Strategy Discourse ; Information Technology Sourcing: Fifteen Years of Learning ; ICT, Organizations, and Networks ; Information Technology and the Dynamics of Organizational Change ; Making Sense of ICT, New Media, and Ethics ; PART III: GOVERNANCE, DEMOCRACY, AND ICTS ; Electronic Networks, Power, and Democracy ; e-Democracy: The History and Future of an Idea ; Communicative Entitlements and Democracy: The Future of the Digital Divide Debate ; Governance and State Organization in the Digital Era ; Privacy Protection and ICT: Issues, Instruments, and Concepts ; Surveillance, Power, and Everyday Life ; PART IV: CULTURE, COMMUNITY, AND NEW MEDIA LITERACIES ; New Media Literacies: At the Intersection of Technical, Cultural, and Discursive Knowledges ; Youthful Experts? A Critical Appraisal of Children's Emerging Internet Literacy ; The Interrelations Between Online and Offline: Questions, Issues, and Implications ; ICTs and Political Movements ; ICTs and Communities in the 21st Century: Challenges and Perspectives ; ICTs and Inequality: Net Gains for Women?