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In the Age of the Smart Machine The Future of Work and Power

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ISBN-10: 0465032117

ISBN-13: 9780465032112

Edition: 1989

Authors: Shoshana Zuboff

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A noted Harvard social scientist provides the most complete and important book to date on how today's advanced computer technology fundamentally changes the nature of work and power. Book jacket.
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Book details

List price: $32.00
Copyright year: 1989
Publisher: Basic Books
Publication date: 10/2/1989
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 490
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.474
Language: English

Shoshana Zuboff is chaired professor at the Harvard Business School. She lives in Maine with her husband and two children.

Introduction: Dilemmas of Transformation in the Age of the Smart Machine
Knowledge and Computer-Mediated Work
The Laboring Body: Suffering and Skill in Production Work
The Abstraction of Industrial Work
The White-Collar Body in History
Office Technology as Exile and Integration
Mastering the Electronic Text
Authority: The Spiritual Dimension of Power
What Was Managerial Authority?
The Dominion of the Smart Machine
The Limits of Hierarchy in an Informated Organization
Technique: The Material Dimension of Power
The Information Panopticon
Panoptic Power and the Social Text
Conclusion: Managing the Informated Organization
The Scope of Information Technology in the Modern Workplace
Notes on Field-Research Methodology