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Published: 13 September 2012

304 Pages | 12 photos (b&w); 12 tables (b&w); 17 figures (b&w); 1 map (b&w)


ISBN: 9780195437836

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This text is published by OUP Higher Education Division

Technology and Society

Social Networks, Work, and Inequality

Anabel Quan-Haase

Themes in Canadian Sociology

  • Concise coverage. Technology and Society offers a broad yet efficient overview of the major issues concerning information technology and communication, social networking, and social change, giving students a firm grounding for future study.
  • Balanced approach. Technology and Society traces the rise of technology, examines the major theories addressing technological advance and society, and looks at applications of interest and relevance to today's student, making the text a well-rounded and engaging introductory volume.
  • Sociological perspective. The evolution and impact of technology is addressed through the lens of social structures and current sociological theories, making Technology and Society particularly appropriate as a course text in a way the more general, trade-focused competitors are not.
  • Current content. Up-to-the-minute topics such as real-time technologies; wearable computing; virtual mourning; electronic surveillance; and the digital divide and inequality are covered, with an emphasis on the human context in these intersections of technology and society.

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