The Virtual / Edition 1

The Virtual / Edition 1

by Rob Shields
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0415281806

ISBN-13: 9780415281805

Pub. Date: 12/28/2002

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Rob Shields unravels the origins and the many contemporary meanings of the virtual as a concept. Shields dissects the history of the virtual world and takes his analysis beyond the technologies themselves to show how the virtual has infiltrated our daily lives at every level. From the moral panics over paedophile stalkers on the net to the automated telemarketing

Overview

Rob Shields unravels the origins and the many contemporary meanings of the virtual as a concept. Shields dissects the history of the virtual world and takes his analysis beyond the technologies themselves to show how the virtual has infiltrated our daily lives at every level. From the moral panics over paedophile stalkers on the net to the automated telemarketing that interrupts our dinners and clogs our answer phones to the laptops which keep us connected to the office twenty four hours a day, technology has become an integral part of modern living. With insight and clarity, The Virtual reveals how technology has become virtually entwined in contemporary society.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415281805
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
12/28/2002
Series:
Key Ideas Series
Pages:
264
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction 1. The Return of the Virtual 2. The Virtual and the Real 3. Digital Virtualities 4. Virtual Africa 5. Joystick Generation 6. Work: Virtual working 7. Business Sense for a Virtual World 8. Risk, Trust and the Virtual Conclusion: The future and the virtual

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