Inside The Communication Revolution: Evolving Patterns Of Social And Technical Interaction

Paperback | February 1, 2002

EditorRobin Mansell

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What does it mean to live and work inside the information and communication technology revolution? The nature and significance of newly emerging patterns of social and technical interaction as digital technologies become more pervasive in the knowledge economy are the focus of this book. Theplaces and spaces where digital technologies are in use are examined to show why such use may or may not be associated with improvements in society. Studies of on- and off-line interactions between individuals and of collective attempts to govern and manage the new technologies show that thecommunication revolution is essentially about people, social organization, adaptation, and control, not just technologies. This book contains original empirical studies conducted within a programme of research in the Information, Networks and Knowledge (INK) research centre at SPRU, University of Sussex. The authors draw upon cognitive, economic, management, political, and sociological theories to provide insights intothe acceptance of and resistance to interactions made possible by the Internet; information and communication systems in the newspaper, insurance, and banking industries; electronic commerce services; and other applications such as geographic information systems.

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What does it mean to live and work inside the information and communication technology revolution? The nature and significance of newly emerging patterns of social and technical interaction as digital technologies become more pervasive in the knowledge economy are the focus of this book. Theplaces and spaces where digital technologies ...

Robin Mansell holds the Dixons Chair in New Media and the Internet within the Interdepartmental Programme on Media and Communication at the London School of Economics and Political Science. From 1988 to 2000, she was Professor of Information and Communication Technology Policy, Director of the Information, Networks and Knowledge (INK)...

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Format:PaperbackPublished:February 1, 2002Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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1. Robin Mansell: IntroductionPart I: Mediating Social and Technical Relationships2. W. Edward Steinmueller: Virtual Communities and the New Economy3. David C. Neice: Cyberspace and Social Distinctions: Two Metaphors and a Theory4. Jennifer J. Gristock: Knowledge Management Meets the Virtual Organization in the Newspaper Industry5. Ingrid Schenk: Mind the Gap: Digital Certificates, Trust, and the Electronic Marketplace6. Gordon Rae: The Colleague in the Machine: Electronic Commerce in the London Insurance Market7. Andreas Crede: Re-Personalizing Data in the Banking IndustryPart II: Building Capabilities for Knowledge Exchange8. Jane E. Millar: Co-Design in Action: Knowledge-Sharing, Mediation, and Learning9. Uta Wehn de Montalvo: The Distribution of Spatial Data: Data-sharing and Mediated Cooperation10. Daniel Pare: Master of My Domain: The Politics of Internet Governance11. Ana Arroio: Missing Concepts in the 'Missing Links' for Brazilian Telecommunication12. Robin Mansell: Conclusion: Social Relations, Mediating Power, and Technologies