Technology and Society: Social Networks, Power, and Inequality (Themes in Canadian Sociology)

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9780199014712: Technology and Society: Social Networks, Power, and Inequality (Themes in Canadian Sociology)

From crude tools in the Stone Age to smartphones in the twenty-first century, technology has always had a pervasive role in human life. In this timely study, Anabel Quan-Haase examines the places where technology and society intersect, connecting the reality of our technological age to issues of social networks, communication, work, power, and inequality. The result is a broad yet efficient overview of the tools we use, where they come from, and how they are changing our perceptions of ourselves and the relationships we form with others.

This fully revised second edition includes a new chapter on gender and technology, increased coverage of the history of technology, classical theories, and ethical considerations throughout.

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Anabel Quan-Haase is Associate Professor in the Faculty of Information and Media Studies and Sociology Department at the University of Western Ontario, Canada.

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"The feature that sets this text apart, and that makes it very useful for undergrads, is its careful, clear, and thorough organization."
--Jane Jenkins, St. Thomas University

"The author has done an excellent job of providing an overview of some of the key debates that have shaped discussions of the relationship between technology and society."
--Carlos Novas, Carleton University

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