Interpersonal Divide: The Search for Community in a Technological Age / Edition 1

Interpersonal Divide: The Search for Community in a Technological Age / Edition 1

by Michael Bugeja
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0195173392

ISBN-13: 9780195173390

Pub. Date: 01/01/2005

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Bugeja analyzes the "interpersonal divide" that develops between people who spend too much time in virtual rather than real communities, and makes a case for face-to-face communication in a high-tech world. Using an applied ethics perspective, he assesses the changes resulting from the Technology Revolution of the 1990s and calls for moderation in electronic media

Overview

Bugeja analyzes the "interpersonal divide" that develops between people who spend too much time in virtual rather than real communities, and makes a case for face-to-face communication in a high-tech world. Using an applied ethics perspective, he assesses the changes resulting from the Technology Revolution of the 1990s and calls for moderation in electronic media consumption. Each chapter concludes with a journal exercise and discussion questions. The author of 18 books, Bugeja teaches journalism and communication at Iowa State University. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195173390
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
01/01/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
8.10(w) x 5.40(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Need to Belong
1. Displacement in the Global Village
High-Tech and Original Habitats
The Interpersonal Divide
Big Box Displacement
Loss of Perspective
A Lifelong Quest
2. The Human Condition
Peace and Empowerment
Survival in Virtual Environments
The Marketing of Self-Help
The Ethics of Our Condition
Convenience Over Conscience
3. Habits of a High-Tech Age
The Hype of Self-Help
Seven Habits of Highly Mediated People
The Accelerated Biological Clock
Wondering What Is Real
4. Impact of Media and Technology
The Real and Virtually Real
The Dawning of Mass Media
The Advent of Marketing
Vision and Values
5. Blurring of Identity and Place
The Disembodied Self
Mapping the Consumer Genome
Moral and Social Upheaval
Endangered Habitats
6. The Medium is the Moral
McLuhan, Revisited
The New Generation Gap
The Unnatural Order of Things
7. Icons and Caricatures
Icons and Idols
Icons and Advertising
Mentors and Caricatures
8. Living Three Dimensionally
Virtues and Environments
The Moral Importance of Place
Dimensions of Community
9. Repatriation to the Village
Ethical Inventories
Foci of Our Discontent
Mis-Mediated Messages
A Place in the Village
Notes
Index

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