The Social Dynamics of Information and Communication Technology

The Social Dynamics of Information and Communication Technology

by Leslie Haddon, Enid Mante-Meijer, Eugène Loos
     
 

What shapes the role of Information and Communication Technologies in our everyday life? Despite the speed with which information and communication technologies such as the PC, mobile telephone and internet have found their way into society, there remains a good deal of debate surrounding their adoption and use. Through empirical studies covering a broad range of

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What shapes the role of Information and Communication Technologies in our everyday life? Despite the speed with which information and communication technologies such as the PC, mobile telephone and internet have found their way into society, there remains a good deal of debate surrounding their adoption and use. Through empirical studies covering a broad range of everyday life and work settings, this volume provides grounded insights into the social dynamics influencing how ICTs are both shaped and experienced.

Specifically, the book examines the contributions of diverse disciplines to our understanding of these processes, the symbolic nature of technologies, the influence of design on the experience of ICTs, the role of users in influencing that design, the social constraints affecting the use of those technologies, and strategies for evaluating the social consequences of ICT innovations.


Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781409491361
Publisher:
Ashgate Publishing Ltd
Publication date:
12/28/2012
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Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
19 MB
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Meet the Author

Eugène Loos is Professor of Old and New Media in an Ageing Society in the Department of Communication Science at the University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Enid Mante-Meijer was Lecturer at the Utrecht School of Governance, The Netherlands. Leslie Haddon is Research Associate in the Media and Communications Department at the London School of Economics, UK.

Leslie Haddon, Enid Mante-Meijer, Eugène Loos, John Beckers, Henk Schmidt, Jelte Wicherts, Alberta Contarello, Leopoldina Fortunati, Perdo Gomez Fernandez, Olga Vershinskaya, Daniel Volovici, Tomaz Turk, Bartolomeo Sapio, Isabella Maria Palombini, Marianne Jensen, Heidi Rognskog Mella, Kristin Thrane, Fanny Carmagnat, Julie Deville, Aurélia Mardon, Maria Sourbat, Raija Halonen, Niina Rintala, Jo Pierson, Arjan de Jong,, Boldur Barbat, Andrei Moiceanu and Hermina Anghelescu.


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