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The Resource Technically together : reconstructing community in a networked world, Taylor Dotson

Technically together : reconstructing community in a networked world, Taylor Dotson

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Technically together : reconstructing community in a networked world
Title
Technically together
Title remainder
reconstructing community in a networked world
Statement of responsibility
Taylor Dotson
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
If social interaction by social media offers richer, more various contexts for community and personal connection, why do we often feel lonelier after checking Facebook? For one thing, as Taylor Dotson writes in Technically Together, "Try getting a Facebook status update to help move a couch or stay for dinner." Dotson argues that the experts who assure us that "networked individualism" will only bring us closer together seem to be urging citizens to adapt their social expectations to the current limits of technology and discouraging them from considering how technologies could be refashioned to enable other ways of relating and belonging. Dotson characterizes different instantiations of community as "thick" or "thin," depending on the facets and manifestations of togetherness that they encompass. Individuating social networks are a form of community, he explains, but relatively thin in regard to several dimensions of communality. Dotson points out that current technological practices are not foreordained but supported by policies, economic arrangements, and entrenched patterns of thought. He examines a range of systems, organizations, and infrastructures -- from suburban sprawl and smartphones to energy grids and "cry-it-out" sleep training for infants -- and considers whether they contribute to the atomization of social life or to togetherness and community vibrancy. Dotson argues that technology could support multifaceted communities if citizens stopped accepting the technological status quo and instead demanded more from their ever-present devices." -- Provided by the publisher.
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Dotson, Taylor,
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Information society
  • Communities
  • Online social networks
  • Communities
  • Information society
  • Online social networks
  • Online-Community
  • Social Media
  • Soziales Netzwerk
Label
Technically together : reconstructing community in a networked world, Taylor Dotson
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The question concerning technology and community -- The politics of networked individualism -- From thick to thin : the seven dimensions of communality -- Suburban networks and urban villages : community and the built environment -- Infrastructures and organizations : embedding members or networking individuals? -- Techniques and gadgets : socializing individuals or developing communitarian beings? -- Lessening the obduracy of networked urbanity -- Imagining more communitarian infrastructures and organizations -- Achieving communitarian techniques and artifacts -- Intelligently steering toward more communitarian technological societies -- Toward technology studies that matter
Control code
965120540
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 319 pages
Isbn
9780262036382
Lccn
2016052816
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40027325010
System control number
(OCoLC)965120540
Label
Technically together : reconstructing community in a networked world, Taylor Dotson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The question concerning technology and community -- The politics of networked individualism -- From thick to thin : the seven dimensions of communality -- Suburban networks and urban villages : community and the built environment -- Infrastructures and organizations : embedding members or networking individuals? -- Techniques and gadgets : socializing individuals or developing communitarian beings? -- Lessening the obduracy of networked urbanity -- Imagining more communitarian infrastructures and organizations -- Achieving communitarian techniques and artifacts -- Intelligently steering toward more communitarian technological societies -- Toward technology studies that matter
Control code
965120540
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 319 pages
Isbn
9780262036382
Lccn
2016052816
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40027325010
System control number
(OCoLC)965120540

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