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  • Virtual Genderby Alison Adam; Eileen Green

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 69.95

    As yet there has been relatively little published on women's activities in relation to new digital technologies. Virtual Gender brings together theoretical perspectives from feminist theory, the sociology of technology and gender studies with well designed empirical studies to throw new light on the impact of ICTs on contemporary social life. A line-up... more...

  • Living the Information Society in Asiaby Erwin Alampay

    International Development Research Centre 2009; US$ 30.00

    Asian societies are in a period of transition, as people are learn to live with new information and communication technologies (ICTs). Whether at work, at home, at school, or at large, ICTs are having an impact on day-to-day lives. How can mobile phones help to forge relationships within families that have been separated my migration? How do camera... more...

  • Information, Power, and Politicsby Sarita Albagli; Maria Lucia Maciel; César Bolaño; Yann Moulier Boutang; Sandra Braman; Giuseppe Cocco; Maria Eduarda da Mota Rocha; Jonatas Ferreira; Alain Herscovici; Maria Nélida González de Gómez; Dan Schiller

    Lexington Books 2010; US$ 79.99

    With the spread of information and communication technologies (ICT)s comes the potential for new social and economic equalities. However, as Information, Power, and Politics: Technological and Institutional Mediations demonstrates, these technologies can also act as an impetus for democratizing information and knowledge. more...

  • The Shape of Further Thingsby Brian W. Aldiss

    Open Road Media 2014; US$ 4.99

    ?We are infinitely rich, yet we mess about with penny-in-the-slot machines,? writes Brian W. Aldiss in this autobiographical work written over the course of one month. From his Oxfordshire home, he ruminates on dreams, education, the role of technology in our lives, the rise and function of science fiction, and a variety of other topics.  The Shape... more...

  • Global Sexby Dennis Altman

    University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 17.50

    Global Sex is the first major work to take on the globalization of sexuality, examining the ways in which desire and pleasure—as well as ideas about gender, political power, and public health—are framed, shaped, or commodified by a global economy in which more and more cultures move into ever-closer contact. more...

  • Electronic Electionsby R. Michael Alvarez; Thad E. Hall

    Princeton University Press 2010; US$ 23.95

    Since the 2000 presidential election, the United States has been embroiled in debates about electronic voting. Critics say the new technologies invite tampering and fraud. Advocates say they enhance the accuracy of vote counts and make casting ballots easier--and ultimately foster greater political participation. Electronic Elections cuts through... more...

  • Technology and Psychological Well-beingby Yair Amichai-Hamburger

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 35.00

    Considers the impact of technology on our lives and ways to ensure technology enhances, rather than damages, our psychological well-being. more...

  • Makersby Chris Anderson

    Random House 2012; US$ 12.49

    If a country wants to remain economically vibrant, it needs to manufacture things. In recent years, however, many nations have become obsessed with making money out of selling services, leaving the real business of manufacturing to others. Makers is about how all that is being reversed. Over the past ten years, the internet has democratised... more...

  • I Know Who You Are and I Saw What You Didby Lori Andrews

    Free Press 2012; US$ 15.99

    Social networks, the defining cultural movement of our time, offer many freedoms. But as we work and shop and date over the Web, we are opening ourselves up to intrusive privacy violations by employers, the police, and aggressive data collection companies that sell our information to any and all takers. Through groundbreaking research, Andrews reveals... more...

  • I Know Who You Are and I Saw What You Didby Lori Andrews

    Free Press 2012; US$ 27.15

    Social networks, the defining cultural movement of our time, offer many freedoms. But as we work and shop and date over the Web, we are opening ourselves up to intrusive privacy violations by employers, the police, and aggressive data collection companies that sell our information to any and all takers. Through groundbreaking research, Andrews reveals... more...