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Technology and In/equality

Questioning the Information Society, 1st Edition

By Flis Henwood, Nod Miller, Peter Senker, Sally Wyatt

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256 pages

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Technology and In/equality explores the diverse implications of the new information and communication technologies through case studies of their applications in three main areas - media, education and training, and work. Questions of access to and control over crucial resources such as information, knowledge, skills and income ae addressed drawing upon insights from science and technology studies, innovation theory, sociology and cultural studies. All of the chapters question the meanings of the terms 'technology' and 'inequality' and of the widespread association of technology with progress. Written with a non-specialist readership in mind, all complex theories and key concepts are carefully explained making the book easily accessible and relevant to a wide range of courses.

Reviews

'This … is a book which clearly challenges the ideas behind the information society, and especially the technological myopia of those who argue that such a society exists (or is imminent).' - Education, Communication & Information

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MED003000
MEDICAL / Allied Health Services / General
SOC022000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Popular Culture