The Culture of Efficiency: Technology in Everyday Life NEW BOOK AND WEBSITE
The Culture of Efficiency: Technology in Everyday Life. A new book edited by Sharon Kleinman, Professor of Communications, Quinnipiac University. Peter Lang Publishing.
In this volume, distinguished experts from a broad range of fields show how the latest technologies are being used to transform and control nitty-gritty aspects of life from conception onward and the surprising benefits and consequences. The book's 21 chapters explore a broad array of high and low-tech efficiency-oriented equipment, applications, and practices – from bicycle and car sharing programs to smart homes and radio frequency identification tags, from electronic medical records and mindfulness training to technology sabbaticals.
This book is for everyone concerned with efficiency and effectiveness. It offers fresh insights about social and technological trends, practical suggestions for improving everyday life, and vital forecasts about the future of work, transportation, and leisure.
For more information, please visit www.cultureofefficiency.org.
Available at amazon.com, barnesandnoble.com, and other online booksellers. To order directly from the publisher in US dollars or other currencies, visit www.peterlang.com.
ISBN 978-1-4331-0420-6 (paperback)
ISBN 978-1-4331-0421-3 (hardcover)
416 pp. / 2009
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