CITASA -- The Middle Years

Tuesday, October 11 2005 @ 09:51 AM EDT

Contributed by: jwitte

Communication and Information Technologies:
A History of the Middle Years
Grant Blank
American University

Abstract: The American Sociological Association section on Sociology and Computing, as it was named from 1995-2002, faced repeated challenges during the decade of the 1990s. This paper traces changes in the sociological audiences concerned with computing during that decade and discusses how they influenced the way the section coped with the routinization of computer use in sociology, the rise of Microsoft Windows, the increasing use of computers in teaching, and the rise of the Internet.