In The Age Of The Smart Machine The Future Of Work And Power

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  • Edition: Reprint
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1989-10-02
  • Publisher: Basic Books

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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.

Author Biography

Shoshana Zuboff is Associate Professor at the Harvard Business School

Table of Contents

Prefacep. xi
Acknowledgmentsp. xvii
Introduction: Dilemmas of Transformation in the Age of the Smart Machinep. 3
Knowledge and Computer-Mediated Workp. 17
The Laboring Body: Suffering and Skill in Production Workp. 19
The Abstraction of Industrial Workp. 58
The White-Collar Body in Historyp. 97
Office Technology as Exile and Integrationp. 124
Mastering the Electronic Textp. 174
Authority: The Spiritual Dimension of Powerp. 219
What Was Managerial Authority?p. 224
The Dominion of the Smart Machinep. 245
The Limits of Hierarchy in an Informated Organizationp. 285
Technique: The Material Dimension of Powerp. 311
The Information Panopticonp. 315
Panoptic Power and the Social Textp. 362
Conclusion: Managing the Informated Organizationp. 387
The Scope of Information Technology in the Modern Workplacep. 415
Notes on Field-Research Methodologyp. 423
Notesp. 430
Indexp. 459
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