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The Resource Reclaiming conversation : the power of talk in a digital age, Sherry Turkle

Reclaiming conversation : the power of talk in a digital age, Sherry Turkle

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Reclaiming conversation : the power of talk in a digital age
Title
Reclaiming conversation
Title remainder
the power of talk in a digital age
Statement of responsibility
Sherry Turkle
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Renowned media scholar Sherry Turkle investigates how a flight from conversation undermines our relationships, creativity, and productivity--and why reclaiming face-to-face conversation can help us regain lost ground,"--Amazon.com
  • "Investigates a troubling consequence: at work, at home, in politics, and in love, we find ways around conversation, tempted by the possibilities of a text or an email in which we don't have to look, listen, or reveal ourselves. We develop a taste for what mere connection offers. The dinner table falls silent as children compete with phones for their parents' attention. Friends learn strategies to keep conversations going when only a few people are looking up from their phones. At work, we retreat to our screens although it is conversation at the water cooler that increases not only productivity but commitment to work. Online, we only want to share opinions that our followers will agree with - a politics that shies away from the real conflicts and solutions of the public square. The case for conversation begins with the necessary conversations of solitude and self-reflection. They are endangered: these days, always connected, we see loneliness as a problem that technology should solve. Afraid of being alone, we rely on other people to give us a sense of ourselves, and our capacity for empathy and relationship suffers. We see the costs of the flight from conversation everywhere: conversation is the cornerstone for democracy and in business it is good for the bottom line. In the private sphere, it builds empathy, friendship, love, learning, and productivity. But there is good news: we are resilient. Conversation cures. Based on five years of research and interviews in homes, schools, and the workplace, Turkle argues that we have come to a better understanding of where our technology can and cannot take us and that the time is right to reclaim conversation. The most human--and humanizing--thing that we do. The virtues of person-to-person conversation are timeless, and our most basic technology, talk, responds to our modern challenges. We have everything we need to start, we have each other." -- Publisher's description
Cataloging source
PNX
Dewey number
302.23/1
Index
index present
LC call number
P96.T42
LC item number
T85 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Reclaiming conversation : the power of talk in a digital age, Sherry Turkle
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 367-416) 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 case for conversation : The empathy diaries ; The flight from conversation -- One chair : Solitude ; Self-reflection -- Two chairs : Family ; Friendship ; Romance -- Three chairs : Education ; Work -- The path forward : The public square ; The nick of time -- A fourth chair? : The end of forgetting
Control code
ocn922549181
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
436 pages
Isbn
9781594205552
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)922549181
Label
Reclaiming conversation : the power of talk in a digital age, Sherry Turkle
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 367-416) 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 case for conversation : The empathy diaries ; The flight from conversation -- One chair : Solitude ; Self-reflection -- Two chairs : Family ; Friendship ; Romance -- Three chairs : Education ; Work -- The path forward : The public square ; The nick of time -- A fourth chair? : The end of forgetting
Control code
ocn922549181
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
436 pages
Isbn
9781594205552
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)922549181

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