By Karen F. Evans
Through exploring the studies of neighborhood activists and agencies operating with details and communique know-how (ICT) to construct groups, this booklet deals a grounded and expert examine of the function ICT performs in people's lives. the writer emphasizes the significance of networks equipped round belief, shared areas and native wisdom bases within the formation of important relationships in modern Western societies and in doing so, questions the various assumptions which tell the rhetorics of the knowledge age.
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Extra resources for Maintaining Community in the Information Age: The Importance of Trust, Place and Situated Knowledge
This level of protection is now under more threat than ever in times where production and services can be moved around 30 Maintaining Community in the Information Age the world for efficiency gains. Countries such as the United States demonstrate what can happen in a largely unregulated and market-driven system. 8 In the Far East and South America where a great deal of production of goods and foodstuffs for the global marketplace now takes place, workers find themselves incorporated into near-slave-like work conditions, practically indentured to local factories producing goods for the mighty transnational companies based in the West (Klein 2001).
Developments in computer networking, the emergence of email and the World Wide Web contributed to these globalising trends and have helped a new type of global economy to arise in the last quarter of the twentieth century, with ICT providing the ‘. . indispensable, material basis for its emergence’ (Castells 1996: 67). Big business has Social Impact of ICT 29 thereby used the technological tools at its disposal to further its interests, and has managed to accomplish this to some effect. As we have seen in the preceding chapter, it has been forcefully argued that these new business trends and working practices have fundamentally changed social relations both within and outwith the workplace, improving working conditions, increasing information flows and communication between individuals, and enabling individuals to experience a better quality of life.
Workers are no more able to resist redundancies and layoffs, to stand up to bullying managers or to demand more holidays or remuneration for their work than they were under more hierarchical workplace relationships. While in some areas, such as the European Union, workers may appear well protected by employment legislation, these safeguards were formed under more traditional working patterns, through trade union negotiations and collective bargaining. This level of protection is now under more threat than ever in times where production and services can be moved around 30 Maintaining Community in the Information Age the world for efficiency gains.