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Title Information and communication technologies : visions and realities / edited by William H. Dutton with the assistance of Malcolm Peltu
Published Oxford [England] ; New York : Oxford University Press, [1996]


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 MELB  303.4833 Dut/Iac  AVAILABLE
Description xx, 464 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents Introduction / William H. Dutton -- 1. The Two-Edged Nature of Technological Change: Employment and Unemployment / Christopher Freeman -- 2. The Information Society: Competing Perspectives on the Social and Economic Implications of Information and Communication Technologies / Ian Miles -- 3. The Social Shaping of Technology / Robin Williams and David Edge -- 4. Computers, 'Bugs', and the Sociology of Mathematical Proof / Donald Mackenzie -- 5. Technologies as Cultural Artefacts / Steve Woolgar -- 6. Constraints on Multimedia Convergence / Nicholas Garnham -- 7. The Factory of the Future and the Productivity Paradox / Christopher Freeman -- 8. Revolution in the Office? Implications for Women's Paid Work / Juliet Webster -- 9. The Politics of IT Strategy and Development in Organizations / Rod Coombs and Richard Hull -- 10. Computer Power and Human Limits / Malcolm Peltu, Donald Mackenzie, Stuart Shapiro and William H. Dutton -- 11. Why Geography Will Still Matter: What Jobs Go Where? / John Goddard and Ranald Richardson -- 12. Future Imperfect: Information and Communication Technologies in Everyday Life / Roger Silverstone -- 13. The Cultural Dimension of Communication Technology and Policy: The Experience of Satellite Television in Europe / Richard Collins -- 14. Learning and Education in an Information Society / Michael Gell and Peter Cochrane -- 15. Innovation in Public Service Delivery / John Taylor, Christine Bellamy, Charles Raab, William H. Dutton and Malcolm Peltu -- 16. The Information Polity: Electronic Democracy, Privacy, and Surveillance / Charles Raab, Christine Bellamy, John Taylor, William H. Dutton and Malcolm Peltu -- 17. The Strategic Value of Policy Research in the Information Economy / William H. Melody -- 18. IT and Economic Development: International Competitiveness / Kenneth L. Kraemer and Jason Dedrick -- 19. Telecommunication Infrastructures and Regional Development / Andrew Gillespie and James Cornford -- 20. Telecommunication Infrastructure Competition: The Costs of Delay / Walter S. Baer -- 21. Innovation in Telecommunication Regulation: Realizing National Policy Goals in a Global Marketplace / Robin Mansell -- 22. The Politics of Information and Communication Policy: The Information Superhighway / William H. Dutton, Jay G. Blumler, Nicholas Garnham, Robin Mansell, James Cornford and Malcolm Peltu -- App. 1. The Programme on Information and Communication Technologies (PICT) -- App. 2. PICT Policy Research Forums.00000500
Summary Information and Communication Technologies - Visions and Realities illuminates the social and economic implications of advances in information and communication technologies. It has been written and edited to reach a broad audience across the social sciences interested in constructive ways of thinking about the social dynamics of the revolution in digital media. Based on a decade of research, this book explains how social factors influence technological innovation and convergence; why organizations seek to transform work, services, and management; ways in which households domesticate new media; and how public policy and regulation shape the impact of technology on employment, media concentration, privacy, and access in an information society
Analysis Society Effects of Information technology
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [423]-453) and index
Subject Information society.
Information technology -- Social aspects.
Information technology.
Author Dutton, William H., 1947-
Peltu, Malcolm.
LC no. 96019524
ISBN 0198774591 (acid-free paper)
0198774966 (paperback: acid-free paper)