Instructor's Resource Guide to accompany Computerization and Controversy

Instructor's Resource Guide to accompany Computerization and Controversy : Teaching Social Issues of Computing Challenges, Ideas and Resources

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  • Paperback | 75 pages
  • 152 x 229mm | 200g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • 2nd edition
  • 0124150411
  • 9780124150416

About Tom Jewett

For approximately two decades, Rob Kling has written extensively about the interface between computerization and real society and culture. The emphasis here is on the impact of computerization on organizations (especially corporations) , rather than on individuals within a society as a whole. The eight parts of this book provide a general overview of mental models, technological utopianism and dystopianism, economic and organizational dimensions, the work environment, social and personal relationships, privacy and social control, safety and vulnerability, and ethical perspectives and professional responsibilities. Each introduction concludes with a very useful list of the sources where the anthologized chapters can be found along with a list of references for other publications cited in Kling's introductions and items for further reading. It seems to be written primarily for an undergraduate readership, but could teach and delight graduate students, teachers, information professionals, and the common reader.
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