1st Edition

Information and Communications Technologies in Society
E-Living in a Digital Europe

ISBN 9780415648530
Published September 17, 2012 by Routledge
304 Pages 40 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

There is a growing body of work examining the ‘consequences’, or more accurately the inter-relationships between information and communications technologies (ICTs) and society at the microsocial (individual, household) level. The vast majority of this work has so far been focused on the US and the subsequent publications have consequently provided predominantly US-centred analyses.

This book will re-dress this balance by providing analyses of the situation in Europe and is associated states and placing the analyses in the context of both European and International research and policy debates. The book uses data from a range of European countries as well as comparisons with Asia and the USA.

Students and academics from a range of disciplines including sociology, business and management and new media will find this book to be a valuable addition to their reading lists.

Table of Contents

Introduction  Section 1: European and Global Trends in ICT Take-up and Usage  Section 2: Dematerialisation and ICTs  Section 3: Labour Market Issues  Section 4: Work, Home and Home-Work  Section 5: Age, Gender and ICTs  Section 6: Sociality and ICTs

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Ben Anderson is Deputy Director of Chimera, a research institute of the University of Essex, UK.

Malcolm Brynin is Principal Research Officer for the Institute for Social and Economic Research at the University of Essex, UK

Yoel Raban is Senior Research Fellow for the Interdisciplinary Center