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Granny @ Work

Aging and New Technology on the Job in America, 1st Edition

By Karen E. Riggs

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272 pages

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Granny @ Work is an impassioned comment on aging, work, and technology in American culture. As Riggs challenges popular assumptions with surprising research-for example, people over the age of 60 spend more time on the Internet than people of any other age group-and trenchant cultural critique, she forces us to confront the deeply entrenched ageism in today's technology-driven workplace.

Reviews

"Extremely well-written, accessible, and logically argued…This book will fill a key, but essentially overlooked area in studies of technology, media, and culture…Riggs considers human subjects and communities in a manner that might actually change the ways that scholars generalize about the impact of new technologies." -- John T. Caldwell, UCLA

About the Author

Karen E. Riggs is Associate Professor of Communication and Director of the School of Telecommunications at Ohio University. She is author of Mature Audiences: Television in the Lives of Elders.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOC002010
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Anthropology / Cultural
SOC013000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Gerontology
SOC052000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Media Studies
TEC052000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Social Aspects