This work discusses the human implications of information technology in relation to manufacturing, office work, and activities in the home. It considers the changing nature of IT and how it affects such issues as employment, new work patterns, automation, gender,organizational change, networks, democracy, surveillence, privacy, computer crime, data protection, broadcasting, industrial relations and the work ethic. The text begins with a discussion of the nature of IT, considers the interface between society and technology, and highlights the importance of technological choice. Two main perspectives - optimist and pessimists - are presented and a distinction made between those who see IT as representing a "new industrial revolution" and those who view it more as a "social product" and a further tool of exploitation for ruling dominant groups.
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Previous editions have been used on BA (Business Studies), BA (Administrative Studies), Human Resource Management, BTEC, HND, HNC, Librarian Studies, BA Technology and Design, IT, Business Information Systems, Law, Media Studies and Sociology coursesFrom the Back Cover:
People and Chips takes a comprehensive look at the human implications of information technology a subject of continued debate and controversy. No other text brings together such a wide range of `human issues' in a single volume. Rather than considering what IT can `do', it discusses the effects it has on: employment; new work patterns; automation; surveillance; data protection; gender; organizational change; health and safety; privacy; broadcasting; democracy; industrial relations; networks; computer crime; the work ethic. This highly successful book draws on a wide range of perspectives and utilizes sociology, psychology, economics, law and politics in its in-depth analysis of the human aspects of IT. Now in its thrid edition, People and Chips moves on to consider how the Internet and other networks are influencing the human agenda of technology. It also includes new research on changing work patterns, gender issues, organizational change and human resource issues. Written for undergraduates, this unique and readable book provides an all-encompassing, non-technical view of the human issues surrounding IT.
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