Computerization and Controversy
Value Conflicts and Social Choices
- Rob Kling, University of California
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.
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.