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Techniques and Gadgets: Socializing Individuals or Developing Communitarian Beings?

Taylor Dotson

in Technically Together: Reconstructing Community in a Networked World

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780262036382
eISBN:
9780262340861
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262036382.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter begins with the observation that people must learn the dispositions, expectations and capacities necessary for thick communal life. Hence, the techniques and tools that make up everyday ... More


Language Acquisition as a Cultural Process

Elena Lieven

in Cultural Evolution: Society, Technology, Language, and Religion

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780262019750
eISBN:
9780262318297
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262019750.003.0014
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

It is possible to identify three elements involved in the phylogenetic and ontogenetic development of the human language ability: (a) specific speech-related abilities, (b) cognitive abilities ... More


Confronting the “Socialization” Barrier: Cross-Ethnic Differences in Undergraduate Women’s Preference for IT Education

Roli Varma, Amit Prasad, and Deepak Kapur

in Women and Information Technology: Research on Underrepresentation

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262033459
eISBN:
9780262255929
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262033459.003.0010
Subject:
Business and Management, Information Technology

This chapter analyzes the perceptions of male and female computer science/computer engineering (CS/CE) undergraduate students with regard to gender-related issues. The study is based on in-depth ... More


Understanding Oneself, Each Other, and the World

Sinem Siyahhan and Elisabeth Gee

in Families at Play: Connecting and Learning through Video Games

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780262037464
eISBN:
9780262344579
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262037464.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

What is it about “play” that makes it a powerful context for developing a family identity and fostering social ties? In this chapter, we discuss how play supports families in expressing their ... More


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