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ERIC Number: ED515609
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 246
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-1096-8853-5
Learning to Compute: Computerization and Ordinary, Everyday Life
Sullivan, Joseph F.
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, State University of New York at Albany
This study utilizes the basic framework of classical sociology as a foundation for examining the intersection of the structural history of the computer revolution with ordinary, everyday life. Just as the classical forefathers of modern sociology--Marx, Durkheim, and Weber--attempted to understand their eras of structural transformation, this study follows in that tradition by attempting to understand the history of computerization as a sociological phenomenon. I utilize multiple research techniques including multiple primary and secondary data sources in my analysis. My core thesis is that the history of computerization can best be understood following Mills' (1959) recommendation for engaging in sociological analysis. The social history of computerization is analyzed using a map of the core sociological themes of both social structure and human action. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Language: English
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