This book argues that information communication techlogies are t creating new forms of social structure, but rather altering long-standing institutions and amplifying existing trends of social change that have their origins in ancient times. Using a comparative historical perspective, it analyzes the applications of information communication techlogies in relation to changes in rms and values, education institutions, the socialization of children, new forms of deviant and criminal behaviors, enhanced participation in religious activities, patterns of kwledge creation and use, the expansion of consumerism, and changing experiences of distance and time.
Hugh F. Cline received his Ph.D. in Sociology from Harvard University in 1967. For 20 years, he served as Executive Research Director at Educational Testing Service. Currently, he is an Adjunct Professor at Teachers College, Columbia University. His research has focused on the use of information communication technologies in complex organizations.
Hugh F. Cline
Taylor & Francis Ltd
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Communication & Media
Routledge Studies in Science, Technology and Society
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