This book presents a study of computing in an economically transforming city in the north of England to look at how new information technologies effect and are affected by a historically vibrant working-class culture. It is about the extensive change, taking place in contemporary societies.
Introduction Part One: Studying Computerization 1. Why Study Computerization? 2. Studying Computing Ethnographically in South Yorkshire 3. The Methods Used to Study Computing in Sheffield Part Two: Describing Computerization 4. Computerization of Work 5. Computing and Jobs 6. Computerization and the Reproduction of Symbols Part Three: Analyzing Computing Structurally 7. Theorizing Computerization 8. The National State and Computerization 9. Sheffield Computerization and the World Political Economy 10. Computerization and the Region Part Four: Making Computerization 11. Culture-Centered Computing and Local Policy 12. Computing and Gender 13. Class, Culture, Computing, and Politics