New Technologies at Work
People, Screens and Social Virtuality
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New Technologies at Work by Christina Garsten
Book DescriptionInformation 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 period. 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 additions to our professional lives. The effects of these technological advances have been dramatic and far-reaching. Not only have they helped to connect organizations and institutions in developing countries to the rest of the world, but they also allow people to maintain extensive geographical networks with friends, families, and colleagues. The use of virtual reality and multimedia has had a huge impact on careers ranging from investment banking to molecular biology, and has brought fundamental changes to education and training, the generation of new ideas, and problem solving. This book investigates both the impact of information technology on working practices and, more complexly, how I.T. is bound up in social, political, and economic issues. How are power relations established and maintained through transnational networking? Can the Internet be used as a political tool to manipulate the masses? In what ways has digital technology changed the aesthetics and practices of the Euro-American dance world? What initiatives have been undertaken to ensure people arent excluded from the digital world and have they succeeded? Through answering these and many more questions, this groundbreaking book is an essential guide to the modern day world.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781859736494
(234mm x 156mm x 14mm)
Imprint: Berg Publishers
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 1-Oct-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Christina Garsten
Ethical Dilemmas in Management, Hardback (September 2008)
Engages with the issue of ethical dilemmas encountered in different organizations. Using illustrative accounts from corporate settings as a basis, this book explores the conditions that lead to ethical dilemmas and the strategies organizations adopt to deal with these dilemmas or steer away from them.
Workplace Vagabonds, Hardback (August 2008)
What does 'being flexible' mean in practice? What can the move towards flexible work contracts tell us about organizational change in general and about changing forms of workplace governance and control in particular? This book engages with transforming notions of career and community at a transnational temporary agency.
Market Matters, Hardback (November 2004)» View all books by Christina Garsten
In the age of globalization, people employ markets to solve problems, create capital, achieve political objectives, question economic processes and delineate moral values. This title examines cultural processes in modern markets, based on case studies from around the world.
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Author Biography - Christina Garsten
Christina Garsten is Senior Lecturer at Stockholm University. Helena Wulff is Senior Lecturer at Stockholm University.
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