Social Sciences || Sociology & Social Policy
Information Society and the Workplace -Spaces, boundaries and agency
Editor : Jeff Hearn, Tuula Heiskanen
Illustrations : 1 line figure and 1 table
Master eBook ISBN10 : 0-203-40265-0
Master eBook ISBN13 : 978-0-203-40265-8
No of pages : 248
eBook Price : $44.95
Originally Published : 20 Nov 2003
In recent years there has been a great deal of talk about information society - in business, workplaces, organizations, management, government, academia, media and politics. This book looks at how the twin notions of information and society are entwined in workplaces and organizations.
Information Society and the Workplace brings together studies of everyday local practices in workplaces within the information society, with a special focus on social space and the agency of actors. The book makes use of both theoretical reviews and detailed qualitative research from Finland, which is at the forefront of the information society.
Key chapters include:
*Bounded or empowered by technology? Information system specialists'' views on people''s freedom within technology
*Control or commitment in high-tech IT firms
*Women and technological pleasure at work?
*Fulfilment or slavery? The changing sense of self at work
Highlighting the political challenges of the information society that are likely to become increasingly pressing worldwide, this book will be of essential interest to advanced students and researchers in the fields of Business and Management Studies, Technology Studies and Sociology of Work and Organizations.
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Table of contents : Preface: Paradoxes of information, society and workplaces, Jeff Hearn
Part One: Introduction
1. Spaces, places and communities of practice, Tuula Heiskanen
Part Two:The Creation of Spaces
2. Bounded or empowered by technology? Information system specialists' views on people's freedom within technology, Tarja Tiainen
3. Gendered local agency: the development of regional information society, Marja Vehviläinen
4. Empty spaces without knowledge and management, Riitta Kuusinen
Part Three: Working and Living in Spaces
5. The dynamics of control and commitment in high-tech IT firms, Sirpa Kolehmainen
6. Virtualizing the office: micro-level impacts and driving forces of increased ICT use, Pernilla Gripenberg
7. Women and technological pleasure at work? Päivi Korvajärvi
8. Fulfillment or slavery? The changing sense of self at work, Riitta Lavikka
9. In search of boundaries:Changing boundaries in and through teleworking, Riikka Kivimäki
Part Four: Concluding Discussion
10. Information society, agency and identity positions, Tuula Heiskanen
Postscript: Information societies are still societies, Jeff Hearn