Computerization and Controversy,
Edition 2 Value Conflicts and Social Choices
Edited by Rob Kling

Publication Date: 22 Feb 1996

The Second Edition of Computerization and Controversy: Value Conflicts and Social Choices is a collection of 78 articles that examine the social aspects of computerization from a variety of perspectives, many presenting important viewpoints not often discussed in the conventional literature. A number of paired articles comprise thought-provoking head-on debate. Fields represented include computer science, information systems, management, journalism, psychology, law, library science, and sociology.

This volume introduces some of the major controversies surrounding the computerization of society and helps readers recognize the social processes that drive and shape computerization. Division into eight provocatively titled sections facilitates course planning for classroom or seminar use. A lead article for each section frames the major controversies, locates the selections within the debates, and points to other relevant literature.

Key Features

  • A fully revised and updated version of the first anthological treatment of the subject
  • Organized to facilitate course planning for classroom or seminar use
  • Provides coverage of the influence of computers on a wide variety of fields including computer science, information systems, management, journalism, psychology, law, library science, and sociology
About the author
Edited by Rob Kling, University of California
Table of Contents
Heads Up! Mental Models for Travelling through the Computer World
Dreams of Technological Utopianism
Economic, Cultural, and Organization Dimensions of Computerization
Computerization and the Transformation of Work
Social Relationships in Electronic Forums
Privacy and Social Control
System Safety and Social Vulnerability
Ethical Perspectives and Professional Responsibilities for Information and Computer Science Professionals
Subject Index
Book details
ISBN: 9780124150409
Page Count: 961
Retail Price : £53.99
Researchers, scholars, graduate students, and professionals in computer science, library science, sociology, business, and business management--particularly those concerned with the social and ethical implications of computersin society. Also of interest to philosophers, psychologists, and laypersons having similar interests and concerns