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This work investigates the precise effects on society of the new and much vaunted electronic technologies (ICTs). Are fundamental shifts already taking place in the way in which we behave, organize, and interact as a direct result of their implementation? Providing a comprehensive set of detailed empirical studies of the genesis and use of these new technologies, the book also presents some surprising counterintuitive results.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780199248759
ISBN-10: 0199248753
Format: Hardback
(242mm x 163mm x 25mm)
Pages: 368
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 26-Sep-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Steve Woolgar

Steve Woolgar was Professor of Sociology, Head of the Department of Human Sciences, and Director of CRICT (Centre for Research into Innovation, Culture and Technology) until 2000. He has held visiting appointments at McGill University, MIT, Ecole Nationale Superieure des Mines, Paris, and University of California, San Diego. He is the recipient of a Fulbright Scholarship and a Fulbright Senior Scholarship, and the winner of an ESRC Senior Reseach Fellowship. He moved to the University of Oxford in autumn 2000 to take up the Chair of Marketing at the Said Business School, University of Oxford. He is currently Director of the ESRC' Virtual Society?' programme.

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