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Computers, Phones, and the Internet: Domesticating Information Technology

Kraut, R and Brynin, M and Kiesler, S (2012) Computers, Phones, and the Internet: Domesticating Information Technology. UNSPECIFIED. ISBN 9780195312805, 0195312805

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Abstract

© 2006 by Oxford University Press, Inc. All rights reserved. During the past decade, technology has become more pervasive, encroaching more and more on our lives. Computers, cell phones, and the internet have an enormous influence not only on how we function at work, but also on how we communicate and interact outside the office. Researchers have been documenting the effect that these types of technology have on individuals, families, and other social groups. Their work addresses questions that relate to how people use computers, cell phones, and the internet, how they integrate their use of new technology into daily routines, and how family function, social relationships, education, and socialization are changing as a result. This research is being conducted in a number of countries, by scientists from a variety of disciplines, who publish in very different places. The result is that it is difficult for researchers and students to get a current and coherent view of the research literature. This book brings together the leading researchers currently investigating the impact of information and communication technology (ICT) outside the workplace. Its goal is to develop a consolidated view of what we collectively know in this fast-changing area, to evaluate approaches to data collection and analysis, and to identify future directions for research.

Item Type: Book
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences > Institute for Social and Economic Research
Depositing User: Jim Jamieson
Date Deposited: 01 Apr 2014 15:34
Last Modified: 30 Jan 2019 18:15
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/9125

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