Literacy, Technology and Society : Confronting the Issues / Edition 1

Literacy, Technology and Society : Confronting the Issues / Edition 1

by Gail E. Hawisher, Cynthia L. Selfe
     
 

ISBN-10: 0132275880

ISBN-13: 9780132275880

Pub. Date: 12/18/1996

Publisher: Pearson

Designed to help readers become critical thinkers about technology not simply consumers of technology. The readings span a broad range of topics and genres (and include alternative readings available on a World Wide Web site connected to the book). An abundance of writing-to-learn and writing-to-communicate assignments provide practice in

Overview

Designed to help readers become critical thinkers about technology not simply consumers of technology. The readings span a broad range of topics and genres (and include alternative readings available on a World Wide Web site connected to the book). An abundance of writing-to-learn and writing-to-communicate assignments provide practice in crafting reflective pieces, thoughtful analyses of issues, argumentative discourse, research proposals, multimedia projects, and other kinds of electronic writing aimed at on-line discussion groups.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780132275880
Publisher:
Pearson
Publication date:
12/18/1996
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
604
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.40(d)

Table of Contents

I. SOCIAL ISSUES AND TECHNOLOGY.

Elmer-DeWitt, Philip. Welcome to Cyberspace.

Gergen, Kenneth J. Social Saturation and the Populated Self.

Kadi, M. Welcome to Cyberia.

Winner, Langdon. Mythinformation.

Silberman, Steve. We're Teen, We're Queen, and We've Got E- Mail.

Images of Social Issues and Technology.

Weinberg, Alvin M. Can Technology Replace Social Engineering?

Gill, Mark Stuart. Terror On-Line.

Sproull, Lee and Sara Kiesler, Computers, Networks and Work.

Oehlert, Mark From Captain America to Wolverine.

Gibson, William. Johnny Mnemonic.

II. EDUCATION AND TECHNOLOGY.

Strassmann, Paul A. Information Systems and Literacy.

Sculley, John. The Relationship Between Business and Higher Education: A Perspective on the 21st Century.

Kay, Alan C. Computers, Networks and Education.

Apple, Michael. The New Technology: Is It Part of the Solution or Part of the Problem in Education?

Gelernter, David. Unplugged.

Congress of the United States, Office of Technology Assessment, Power On! New Tools for Teaching and Learning.

Images of Education and Technology.

Jessup, Emily. Feminism and Computers in Composition Instruction.

Kantrowitz, Barbara. The Information Gap.

A Note from the Future.

Bennahum, David. Fly Me to the MOO: Adventures is Textual Reality.

Murphy, John D. Virtual Time Computer-Mediated Distance Learning Versus the Carnegie Model.

Yam, Phillip. Surreal Science.

Young, Luke. Academic Computing in the Year 2000.

III. ETHICS, LAW, AND TECHNOLOGY.

Wiener, Jon. Free Speech on the Internet.

Lemisch, Jesse. The First Amendment Is Under Attack in Cyberspace.

McGrath, Peter. Info “Snooper-Highway.”

Hayes, Brian. The Electronic Palimpsest.

Levy, Steven. Prophet of Privacy.

Images of Ethics, Law, and Technology.

Kapor, Mitchell. Civil Liberties in Cyberspace.

Branscomb, Anne W. Common Law for the Electronic Frontier.

Gibson, William. Burning Chrome.

IV. GENDER AND TECHNOLOGY.

Kramarae, Cheris, and H. Jeanie Taylor. Women and Men on Electronic Networks: A Conversation or a Monologue?

Petersen, Julie. Sex and the Cybergirl.

Gerver, Elisabeth. Computers and Gender.

Pearl, Amy, Martha E. Pollack, Eve Riskin, Becky Thomas, Elizabeth Wolfe, and Alice Wu. Becoming a Computer Scientist.

Pacific Studies Center, High-Tech Employment Patterns in Silicon Valley, 1990.

Images of Gender and Technology.

Span, Paula. The On-Line Mystique.

Brail, Stephanie. Take Back the Net.

Kaplan, Nancy and Eva Farrell. Weavers of Webs: A Portrait of Young Women on the Net.

Tiptree, James Jr. The Girl Who Was Plugged In.

V. GOVERNMENT AND TECHNOLOGY.

Clinton, William and Albert Gore, Jr. Letter from the President and Vice President in Announcement of White House Electronic Mail Access.

Karraker, Roger. Highways of the Mind or Toll Roads Between Information Castles?

Gore, Albert Jr. International Telecommunications Union, Remarks Prepared for Delivery.

Sterling, Bruce. Opening Statement to the House Subcommittee on Telecommunications and Finance.

Schwartz, Evan I. Direct Democracy: Are You Ready for the Democracy Channel?

Gore, Albert Jr. Transcript of Vice President Al Gore Jr. in Convention Center, January 13, 1994.

Images of Government and Technology.

Schuler, Doug. Community Networks: Building a New Participatory Medium.

Huber, Peter. Talk Is Cheap.

Glaser, Rob. Universal Service Does Matter.

The Bill of Rights and Responsibilities for Electronic Learners.

Watson, Russell. When Words Are the Best Weapon.

Nilsson, Erik. Making Every Vote Count.

Franz Kafka. In the Penal Colony.

Appendix A: How to Look at an Image.

Appendix B: Bibliographic Citation of Electronic Materials: APA Style.

Appendix C: Bibliographic Citation of Electronic Materials: MLA Style.

Appendix D: Bill of Rights.

Alternative Table of Contents.

Acknowledgements.

Index.

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