- Hardcover: 384 pages
- Publisher: Basic Books; 1 edition (Jan. 11 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 9780465010219
- ISBN-13: 978-0465010219
- ASIN: 0465010210
- Product Dimensions: 15.6 x 3 x 23.5 cm
- Shipping Weight: 621 g
- Average Customer Review: 8 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #377,545 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Alone Together: Why We Expect More from Technology and Less from Each Other Hardcover – Jan 11 2011
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“Sherry Turkle is the Margaret Mead of digital culture. Parents and teachers: If you want to understand (and support) your children as they navigate the emotional undercurrents in today’s technological world, this is the book you need to read. Every chapter is full of great insights and great writing.”
New York Times Book Review
“[Turkle] summarizes her new view of things with typical eloquence…fascinating, readable.”
“What [Turkle] brings to the topic that is new is more than a decade of interviews with teens and college students in which she plumbs the psychological effect of our brave new devices on the generation that seems most comfortable with them.”
“A fascinating portrait of our changing relationship with technology.”
Natural History Magazine
“A fascinating, insightful and disquieting “intimate ethnography” of our digital, robotic moment in history.”
“Turkle is a gifted and imaginative writer…[who] pushes interesting arguments with an engaging style.”
Jill Conway, President emerita, Smith College, and author of The Road from Coorain
“Based on an ambitious research program, and written in a clear and beguiling style, this book which will captivate both scholar and general reader and it will be a landmark in the study of the impact of social media.”
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Turkle uses stories about the various people she has interviewed and observed, and it is through this layering of story that she makes her case. I find her to be a most excellent and worthy guide.
surprise to read this text. It documents and describes our civilization's romance with technologies we barely understand. It gives fair warning of the roads we are on and a last longing look back on a time when we inhabited our bodies. As a recovered netzien I was relieved but saddened by the book, I don't have much hope that we as a species will moderate out disengagement from each other, but you never know..
A must read while you can...
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