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The social dynamics of information and communication technology [electronic resource] / edited by Eugene Loos, Leslie Haddon, Enid Mante-Meijer.

Contributor(s): Loos, Eugene, 1963- | Haddon, Leslie | Mante-Meijer, E. A, 1939-.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Aldershot, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, c2008Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 227 p.) : ill.ISBN: 9780754689638 (electronic bk.); 0754689638 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Communication -- Technological innovations | Information technology -- Social aspects | Communication | Information technology | COMPUTERS -- Information TechnologyGenre/Form: Electronic books. | Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Social dynamics of information and communication technology.DDC classification: 303.48/33 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Introduction / Leslie Haddon, Enid Mante-Meijer and Eug�ene Loos -- Disciplinary insights into the social dynamics of innovation and domestication -- Computer anxiety in daily life : old history? / John Beckers, Henk Schmidt and Jelte Wicherts -- ICTs and the human body : an empirical study in five countries / Alberta Contarello, Leopoldina Fortunati, Pedro Gomez Fernandez, Enid Mante-Meijer, Olga Vershinskaya and Daniel Volovici -- The adoption of terrestrial digital TV : technology push, political will or users' choice? / Tomaz Turk, Bartolomeo Sapio and Isabella Maria Palombini -- The flexible room : technology for communication and personalization / Marianne Jensen, Heidi Rognskog Mella and Kristin Thrane -- The Internet as a tool to enable users to organise everyday life -- Uses of the family Internet sites : a virtual community between intimate space and public space / Fanny Carmagnat, Julie Deville and Aur�elia Mardon -- Legal self-help and the Internet / Lieve Gies -- On older people, Internet access and electronic service delivery : a study of sheltered homes / Maria Sourbati -- ICTs in organisational settings : a tool or a curse? -- Resistance to innovation : a case study / Raija Halonen -- Using ICT in human service organizations : an enabling constraint : social workers, new technology and their organization / Eug�ene Loos -- The impact of ICT implementations on social interaction in work communities / Niina Rintala -- The future : the boundaries between work and non-work life -- There is no business like small business : the use and meaning of ICTs for micro-enterprises / Jo Pierson -- Teleworking behind the front door : the patterns and meaning of telework in the everyday lives of workers / Arjan de Jong and Enid Mante-Meijer -- Future developments -- Enabling humans to control the ethical behaviour of their virtual peers / Boldur B�arbat, Andrei Moiceanu and Hermina Anghelescu -- Challenging sensory impairment / Keith Gladstone -- Conclusion / Enid Mante-Meijer, Leslie Haddon and Eug�ene Loos.
Summary: Despite the speed with which ICT has found its way within society, debate still surrounds its adoption and use. Through empirical studies covering a broad range of everyday life and work settings, this volume provides grounded insights into the social dynamics influencing how ICTs are both shaped and experienced.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Introduction / Leslie Haddon, Enid Mante-Meijer and Eug�ene Loos -- Disciplinary insights into the social dynamics of innovation and domestication -- Computer anxiety in daily life : old history? / John Beckers, Henk Schmidt and Jelte Wicherts -- ICTs and the human body : an empirical study in five countries / Alberta Contarello, Leopoldina Fortunati, Pedro Gomez Fernandez, Enid Mante-Meijer, Olga Vershinskaya and Daniel Volovici -- The adoption of terrestrial digital TV : technology push, political will or users' choice? / Tomaz Turk, Bartolomeo Sapio and Isabella Maria Palombini -- The flexible room : technology for communication and personalization / Marianne Jensen, Heidi Rognskog Mella and Kristin Thrane -- The Internet as a tool to enable users to organise everyday life -- Uses of the family Internet sites : a virtual community between intimate space and public space / Fanny Carmagnat, Julie Deville and Aur�elia Mardon -- Legal self-help and the Internet / Lieve Gies -- On older people, Internet access and electronic service delivery : a study of sheltered homes / Maria Sourbati -- ICTs in organisational settings : a tool or a curse? -- Resistance to innovation : a case study / Raija Halonen -- Using ICT in human service organizations : an enabling constraint : social workers, new technology and their organization / Eug�ene Loos -- The impact of ICT implementations on social interaction in work communities / Niina Rintala -- The future : the boundaries between work and non-work life -- There is no business like small business : the use and meaning of ICTs for micro-enterprises / Jo Pierson -- Teleworking behind the front door : the patterns and meaning of telework in the everyday lives of workers / Arjan de Jong and Enid Mante-Meijer -- Future developments -- Enabling humans to control the ethical behaviour of their virtual peers / Boldur B�arbat, Andrei Moiceanu and Hermina Anghelescu -- Challenging sensory impairment / Keith Gladstone -- Conclusion / Enid Mante-Meijer, Leslie Haddon and Eug�ene Loos.

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Despite the speed with which ICT has found its way within society, debate still surrounds its adoption and use. Through empirical studies covering a broad range of everyday life and work settings, this volume provides grounded insights into the social dynamics influencing how ICTs are both shaped and experienced.

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