Computerization and Controversy : Value Conflicts and Social Choices
This book is intended as a primary or secondary text for computer in society, social and ethical implications of computing classes (offered to juniors and seniors), and professionals interested in social and ethical implications of computing. The collected essays introduce some of the major social controversies about the computerization of society. The book aims to help students and professionals recognize some of the social processes that drive and shape computerization, and to identify some of the paradoxes and ironies of computerization. Each of the seven sections opens with an extensive essay that identifies major controversies and places the articles in the context of key questions and debates.
- Paperback | 776 pages
- 152 x 229 x 38mm | 1,033g
- 01 May 1991
- Elsevier Science Publishing Co Inc
- Academic Press Inc
- San Diego, United States
Table of contents
The dreams of technological utopianism; economic and organizational dimensions of computerization; computerization and the transformation of work; social relationships in electronic communities; social control and privacy; security and reliability; ethical perspectives and professional responsibilities.