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At home with computers [electronic resource] / Elaine Lally.

By: Lally, Elaine.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Materializing culture: Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Berg, 2002Description: 1 online resource (ix, 246 p.) : ill.ISBN: 9781845209414 (electronic bk.); 1845209419 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Computers -- Social aspects | Information superhighway -- Social aspects | Social Science | Computer Science -- IT | Ordinateurs -- Aspect social | Autoroutes �electroniques -- Aspect social | COMPUTERS -- Reference | COMPUTERS -- Machine Theory | COMPUTERS -- Computer Literacy | COMPUTERS -- Information Technology | COMPUTERS -- Data Processing | COMPUTERS -- Computer Science | COMPUTERS -- Hardware -- General | Computers | Sociale aspecten | GezinGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: At home with computers.DDC classification: 004 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Acknowledgements; 1 Introduction; 2 The Relationship of Ownership; 3 The Information Appliance; 4 Acquiring a Handle on the Future; 5 Computing in the Pattern of Domestic Life; 6 Temporal Rhythms of the Computerized Home; 7 Negotiations of Ownership; 8 Is the Home Computer Pink or Blue?; 9 The Domestic Ecology of Objects; 10 Machines for Living; 11 Constructing the Self through Objectification; Appendix; Bibliography; Index.
Summary: Presents an examination of the role computers play in our domestic lives. This book deals with questions such as: do computers cause or help to resolve arguments? What role does gender play? Who spends the most time with the computer? And how does the importance of home computers change as we move from childhood through careers to retirement? Please note that images or diagrams have been excluded from this text due to copyright restrictions.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 233-240) and index.

Acknowledgements; 1 Introduction; 2 The Relationship of Ownership; 3 The Information Appliance; 4 Acquiring a Handle on the Future; 5 Computing in the Pattern of Domestic Life; 6 Temporal Rhythms of the Computerized Home; 7 Negotiations of Ownership; 8 Is the Home Computer Pink or Blue?; 9 The Domestic Ecology of Objects; 10 Machines for Living; 11 Constructing the Self through Objectification; Appendix; Bibliography; Index.

Presents an examination of the role computers play in our domestic lives. This book deals with questions such as: do computers cause or help to resolve arguments? What role does gender play? Who spends the most time with the computer? And how does the importance of home computers change as we move from childhood through careers to retirement? Please note that images or diagrams have been excluded from this text due to copyright restrictions.

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