Communication and Information Technologies

  title={Communication and Information Technologies},
  author={Grant Blank},
  journal={Social Science Computer Review},
  pages={158 - 164}
  • Grant Blank
  • Published 1 May 2006
  • Sociology
  • Social Science Computer Review
The American Sociological Association section on Sociology and Computing, as it was named from 1995 to 2002, faced repeated challenges during the decade of the 1990s. This article 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 MicrosoftWindows, the increasing use of computers in teaching, and the rise of the Internet. 

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