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New technologies at work [electronic resource] : people, screens, and social virtuality / edited by Christina Garsten and Helena Wulff.

Contributor(s): Garsten, Christina | Wulff, Helena.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Oxford ; New York : Berg, 2003Description: 1 online resource (xii, 250 p.).ISBN: 9781845205638 (electronic bk.); 1845205634 (electronic bk.); 9781859736449; 1859736440; 1859736491 (pbk.); 9781859736494 (pbk.); 1280339268; 9781280339264.Subject(s): Employees -- Effect of technological innovations on -- United States -- Case studies | Electronic data processing personnel -- Supply and demand -- United States | Internet -- Economic aspects -- United States | Information technology -- Economic aspects -- United States | Telecommuting -- United States | Information society -- United States | Employees -- Effect of technological innovations on -- United States | Electronic books | Personnel, Effets des innovations sur le -- �Etats-Unis -- Cas, �Etudes de | Informatique -- Personnel -- Offre et demande -- �Etats-Unis | Internet -- Aspect �economique -- �Etats-Unis | Technologie de l'information -- Aspect �economique -- �Etats-Unis | T�el�etravail -- �Etats-Unis | Soci�et�e informatis�ee -- �Etats-Unis | BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Labor | POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Labor & Industrial Relations | Informatietechnologie | Arbeidsorganisatie | Sociale aspecten | Politieke aspecten | TelewerkGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: New technologies at work.DDC classification: 331.25 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Living with new (ideas of) technology / Daniel Miller -- The computer as a focus of inattention: five scenarios concerning hospital porters / Nigel Rapport -- Digital ditches: working in the virtual grass roots / Sarah Green -- Real-time, real-place market: transnational connections and disconnections in financial markets / Anna Hasselstr�om -- Mobile workplacing: office design, space and technology / Heinrich Schwarz -- Claiming the future: speed, business rhetoric and computer practice / Robert Willim -- Networking as a form of life: the transnational movement of Internet pioneers / Paula Uimonen -- Mainstream rebels: informalization and regulation in a virtual world / Christina Garsten, David Lerdell -- Steps on screen: technoscapes, visualization and globalization in dance / Helena Wulff -- Screening the classroom: students, teachers and computers in an urban American school / William Washabaugh, Catherine Washabaugh, Mary Roffers, Kira Kaufmann -- Open-source software development as gift culture: work and identity formation in an Internet community / Magnus Bergquist.
Summary: Information and communication technologies have completely revolutionized our working practices. Career patterns, professional identities, speed of communication, time management, and mobility have been irrevocably changed in an amazingly short perio d. Drawing on worldwide case studies, this fascinating book explores these transformations and looks to what developments are in store for us in the future. Flexible hours, email, virtual meetings rooms, and working from home are all relatively new a dditions to our professional lives. The effects of these technological advances have been dramatic.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Living with new (ideas of) technology / Daniel Miller -- The computer as a focus of inattention: five scenarios concerning hospital porters / Nigel Rapport -- Digital ditches: working in the virtual grass roots / Sarah Green -- Real-time, real-place market: transnational connections and disconnections in financial markets / Anna Hasselstr�om -- Mobile workplacing: office design, space and technology / Heinrich Schwarz -- Claiming the future: speed, business rhetoric and computer practice / Robert Willim -- Networking as a form of life: the transnational movement of Internet pioneers / Paula Uimonen -- Mainstream rebels: informalization and regulation in a virtual world / Christina Garsten, David Lerdell -- Steps on screen: technoscapes, visualization and globalization in dance / Helena Wulff -- Screening the classroom: students, teachers and computers in an urban American school / William Washabaugh, Catherine Washabaugh, Mary Roffers, Kira Kaufmann -- Open-source software development as gift culture: work and identity formation in an Internet community / Magnus Bergquist.

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Information and communication technologies have completely revolutionized our working practices. Career patterns, professional identities, speed of communication, time management, and mobility have been irrevocably changed in an amazingly short perio d. Drawing on worldwide case studies, this fascinating book explores these transformations and looks to what developments are in store for us in the future. Flexible hours, email, virtual meetings rooms, and working from home are all relatively new a dditions to our professional lives. The effects of these technological advances have been dramatic.

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