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Social Aspects

  • Rise of the Robotsby Martin Ford

    Basic Books 2015; US$ 28.99

    Martin Ford , the founder of a Silicon Valley–based software development firm, has over twenty-five years of experience in computer design and software development. The author of The Lights in the Tunnel: Automation, Accelerating Technology, and the Economy of the Future , he lives in Sunnyvale, California. @MFordFuture more...

  • Transforming the Faiths of Our Fathersby Ann Braude

    St. Martin's Press 2015; US$ 8.99

    Ann Braude is Director of the Women's Studies in Religion Program and Senior Lecturer on American Religious History at Harvard Divinity School. She is also the author of Radical Spirits: Spiritualism and Women's Rights in Nineteenth-Century America , and Women and American Religion , and co-editor of Root of Bitterness: Documents of the Social... more...

  • Steve Jobs and Philosophyby Shawn E. Klein

    Open Court 2015; US$ 19.95

    In Steve Jobs and Philosophy sixteen philosophers take a close look at the inspiring yet often baffling world of Steve Jobs. What can we learn about business ethics from the example of Jobs? What are the major virtues of a creative innovator? How could Jobs successfully defy and challenge conventional business practices? How did Jobs combine... more...

  • Work Rules!by Laszlo Bock

    Grand Central Publishing 2015; Not Available

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER WALL STREET JOURNAL BESTSELLER From the visionary head of Google's innovative People Operations--a groundbreaking inquiry into the philosophy of work and a blueprint for attracting the most spectacular talent to your business and ensuring the best and brightest succeed. "We spend more time working... more...

  • Working Time, Knowledge Work and Post-Industrial Societyby Aileen O'Carroll

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 95.00

    Examines time in the post-industrial workplace, focusing on knowledge work - ie work focusing on thoughts rather than things Argues that 'unpredictability' is a key feature of the post-industrial workplace, and that this key feature has been overlooked by those working on sociology of time and sociology of work and organizations Develops notion of... more...

  • Future Crimesby Marc Goodman

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2015; US$ 27.95

    NEW YORK TIMES and WALL STREET JOURNAL BESTSELLER ?Addictive?.[I]ntroduces readers to this brave new world of technology, where robbers have been replaced by hackers, and victims include nearly anyone on the Web? He presents his myriad hard-to-imagine cybercrime examples in the kind of matter-of-fact voice he probably perfected as an investigator.... more...

  • Atoms, Bytes and Genesby Martin W. Bauer

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 125.00

    "Atom," "byte" and "gene" are metonymies for techno-scientific developments of the 20th century: nuclear power, computing and genetic engineering. Resistance continues to challenge these developments in public opinion. This book traces historical debates over atoms, bytes and genes which raised controversy with consequences, and argues that public... more...

  • An Anthropology of Robots and AIby Kathleen Richardson

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 140.00

    This book explores the making of robots in labs at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). It examines the cultural ideas that go into the making of robots, and the role of fiction in co-constructing the technological practices of the robotic scientists. The book engages with debates in anthropological theorizing regarding the way that robots... more...

  • The Joy of Missing Outby Christina Crook

    New Society Publishers 2015; US$ 17.95

    Stepping back from technology for a people-focused future more...

  • Engineering in American Societyby Raymond H. Merritt

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    Technology, which has significantly changed Western man's way of life over the past century, exerted a powerful influence on American society during the third quarter of the nineteenth century. In this study Raymond H. Merritt focuses on the engineering profession, in order to describe not only the vital role that engineers played in producing a technological... more...