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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
Title variation
Power of talk in a digital age
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Preeminent author and researcher Sherry Turkle has been studying digital culture for over thirty years. Long an enthusiast for its possibilities, here she 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 website
Cataloging source
PNX
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Turkle, Sherry
Index
index present
LC call number
P95.45
LC item number
.T86 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Conversation
  • Communication
  • Online social networks
  • Social interaction
  • Internet and teenagers
  • Cell phones and teenagers
  • Internet addiction
  • Digital media
  • Cell phones and teenagers
  • Communication
  • Conversation
  • Digital media
  • Internet addiction
  • Internet and teenagers
  • Online social networks
  • Social interaction
  • Conversation
  • Communication
  • Online social networks
  • Interpersonal Relations
  • Internet addiction
  • Digital media
Label
Reclaiming conversation : the power of talk in a digital age, Sherry Turkle
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 367-416) 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 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
22 cm
Extent
436 pages
Isbn
9781101980460
Lccn
2016297278
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
Link
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
22 cm
Extent
436 pages
Isbn
9781101980460
Lccn
2016297278
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)922549181

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