[Air-L] MA class on orgs and tech - need reading recommendations

Peter Timusk ptimusk at sympatico.ca
Sun Dec 9 12:05:35 PST 2007

You might look into the past with research in to women and technology  
I was thinking of Susan Hacker and using google scholar this would be  
the book I think I read

" Doing it the Hard Way": Investigations of Gender and Technology
S Hacker, DE Smith, SM Turner - 1990 - Unwin Hyman

I choose that one because I believe you said social sciences and thus  
labour might be a topic. I think She studied various women's job in  

I also think

Cyborgs@ Cyberspace? An Ethnographer Looks Into the Future

D Hakken - 1999 - London: Routledge

provides some frame works for studies. I tired using his scales of  
study but failed to find a project I could apply them too but it is  
also a good start for social studies.

He also looked inside high tech workplaces. And he is cultural.

I think the web designers might also like this brush with "studies"

also for web designers which I am partly, I love reading the career  
advise book CyberCareers by Mary E.S. Morris and Paul Massie and  
published by Sun Microsystems a few years ago.

Peter Timusk,

B.Math statistics (2002), B.A. legal studies (2006) Carleton University
Systems Science Graduate student, University of Ottawa.
just trying to stay linear.
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On 9-Dec-07, at 1:13 PM, Nicole Ellison wrote:

> Hi all,
> Hope you all are well! I am looking for some reading recommendations
> for a class I'm teaching this spring. It is an MA-level course in a
> technology-focused department with two tracks - one focused on web
> design and the other on social science and policy.  The course is
> called "Organizations and Technology" and the description is quite
> broad. I am looking to revamp the class, most likely with a focus on
> industry developments and the ways in which various orgs are
> incorporating/capitalizing on "web 2.0" features.
> Any suggestions re: readings? Some I am already evaluating: Nicholas
> Carr's "Does IT Matter," "Information Rules" (Shapiro and Varian),
> "Long Tail" (Anderson), and "Wikinomics" (Tapscott and Williams).
> Article suggestions are welcome as well.
> Thanks much in advance!
> Nicole
>   * * *
> Nicole Ellison, PhD
> nellison at msu.edu
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