Reclaiming Conversation: The Power of Talk in a Digital Age

Reclaiming Conversation: The Power of Talk in a Digital Age

by Sherry Turkle


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ISBN-13: 9780143109792
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/04/2016
Pages: 448
Sales rank: 55,106
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

SHERRY TURKLE has spent the last 30 years studying the psychology of people’s relationships with technology. She is the Abby Rockefeller Mauzé Professor of the Social Studies of Science and Technology at MIT. A licensed clinical psychologist, she is the founder and director of the MIT Initiative on Technology and Self. Turkle is the author five books and three edited collections, including a trilogy of three landmark studies on our relationship with digital culture: The Second Self, Life on the Screen and most recently, Alone Together. A recipient of a Guggenheim and Rockefeller Humanities Fellowship, she is a featured media commentator. She is a recipient of a Harvard Centennial Medal and a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. 

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Reclaiming Conversation: The Power of Talk in a Digital Age 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Mark_in_CA More than 1 year ago
Like Turkles earlier book, Alone Together this one is a must read - actually even more so. You do not have to go by her opinion, as many digital natives will no doubt ignore her credentials and proclaim their judgement. There is reference to both other experts such as Nicholas Carr, as well as many of the younger generation growing up with the technology in support of her position. Turkle does not advocate some kind of luddite existence, but rather that we use technology wisely and with awareness. While this is an easily agreeable position the import of this book is to understand the depth of the problem as it can be subtle - or completely invisible - when one is immersed in digitally mediated communication all the time. I think it is HIGHLY unlikely that this book will not benefit anyone reading it in this day and age, I for one would like to see it translated into other languages.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Timely and long overdue but hopefully, not too late!