Catalog

Record Details

Catalog Search


Search Results Showing Item 1 of 1

Reclaiming conversation : the power of talk in a digital age

Turkle, Sherry. (Author).

Available copies

  • 1 of 1 copy available at Kirtland Community College.

Current holds

0 current holds with 1 total copy.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Kirtland Community College Library P 96 .T42 T87 2016 30775305515596 General Collection Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780143109792
  • ISBN: 0143109790
  • Physical Description: print
    436 pages ; 22 cm
  • Publisher: New York, New York : Penguin Books, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC, 2016.

Content descriptions

General Note: First published by Penguin Press in 2015.
Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary, etc.: Argues that today's digital culture is undermining relationships, creativity, and productivity, and pushes for the return of face-to-face interaction among people.
Subject: Communication
Communication Technological innovations
Online social networks
Social interaction
Internet and teenagers
Cell phones and teenagers
Internet addiction
Digital media Social aspects

Syndetic Solutions - Summary for ISBN Number 9780143109792
Reclaiming Conversation : The Power of Talk in a Digital Age
Reclaiming Conversation : The Power of Talk in a Digital Age
by Turkle, Sherry
Rate this title:
vote data
Click an element below to view details:

Summary

Reclaiming Conversation : The Power of Talk in a Digital Age


"In a time in which the ways we communicate and connect are constantly changing, and not always for the better, Sherry Turkle provides a much needed voice of caution and reason to help explain what the f*** is going on." --Aziz Ansari, author of Modern Romance Renowned media scholar Sherry Turkle investigates how a flight from conversation undermines our relationships, creativity, and productivity -- and why reclaiming face-to-face conversation can help us regain lost ground. We live in a technological universe in which we are always communicating. And yet we have sacrificed conversation for mere connection. Preeminent author and researcher Sherry Turkle has been studying digital culture for over thirty years. Long an enthusiast for its possibilities, here she investigates a troubling consequence: at work, at home, in politics, and in love, we find ways around conversation, tempted by the possibilities of a text or an email in which we don't have to look, listen, or reveal ourselves. We develop a taste for what mere connection offers. The dinner table falls silent as children compete with phones for their parents' attention. Friends learn strategies to keep conversations going when only a few people are looking up from their phones. At work, we retreat to our screens although it is conversation at the water cooler that increases not only productivity but commitment to work. Online, we only want to share opinions that our followers will agree with - a politics that shies away from the real conflicts and solutions of the public square. The case for conversation begins with the necessary conversations of solitude and self-reflection. They are endangered: these days, always connected, we see loneliness as a problem that technology should solve. Afraid of being alone, we rely on other people to give us a sense of ourselves, and our capacity for empathy and relationship suffers. We see the costs of the flight from conversation everywhere: conversation is the cornerstone for democracy and in business it is good for the bottom line. In the private sphere, it builds empathy, friendship, love, learning, and productivity. But there is good news: we are resilient. Conversation cures. Based on five years of research and interviews in homes, schools, and the workplace, Turkle argues that we have come to a better understanding of where our technology can and cannot take us and that the time is right to reclaim conversation. The most human--and humanizing--thing that we do. The virtues of person-to-person conversation are timeless, and our most basic technology, talk, responds to our modern challenges. We have everything we need to start, we have each other. Turkle's latest book, The Empathy Diaries (3/2/21) is available now.
Search Results Showing Item 1 of 1

Additional Resources