Reclaiming Conversation
Score: 3.5
From 3 Ratings

Reclaiming Conversation


  • Author : Sherry Turkle
  • Publisher : Penguin Press HC
  • Release Date : 2015
  • Genre: FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS
  • Pages : 436
  • ISBN 10 : 9781594205552


Reclaiming Conversation Book Description :

The case for conversation begins with the necessary conversations of solitude and self-reflection. They are endangered: these days, always connected, we see loneliness as a problem that technology should solve. Afraid of being alone, we rely on other people to give us a sense of ourselves, and our capacity for empathy and relationship suffers. We see the costs of the flight from conversation everywhere: conversation is the cornerstone for democracy and in business it is good for the bottom line. In the private sphere, it builds empathy, friendship, love, learning, and productivity. But there is good news: we are resilient. Conversation cures. Based on five years of research and interviews in homes, schools, and the workplace, Turkle argues that we have come to a better understanding of where our technology can and cannot take us and that the time is right to reclaim conversation. The most human--and humanizing--thing that we do.

Reclaiming Conversation
Score: 3.5
From 4 Ratings

Reclaiming Conversation


  • Author : Sherry Turkle
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2015-10-06
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101617397


Reclaiming Conversation Book Description :

Renowned media scholar Sherry Turkle investigates how a flight from conversation undermines our relationships, creativity, and productivity—and why reclaiming face-to-face conversation can help us regain lost ground. We live in a technological universe in which we are always communicating. And yet we have sacrificed conversation for mere connection. Preeminent author and researcher Sherry Turkle has been studying digital culture for over thirty years. Long an enthusiast for its possibilities, here she investigates a troubling consequence: at work, at home, in politics, and in love, we find ways around conversation, tempted by the possibilities of a text or an email in which we don’t have to look, listen, or reveal ourselves. We develop a taste for what mere connection offers. The dinner table falls silent as children compete with phones for their parents’ attention. Friends learn strategies to keep conversations going when only a few people are looking up from their phones. At work, we retreat to our screens although it is conversation at the water cooler that increases not only productivity but commitment to work. Online, we only want to share opinions that our followers will agree with – a politics that shies away from the real conflicts and solutions of the public square. The case for conversation begins with the necessary conversations of solitude and self-reflection. They are endangered: these days, always connected, we see loneliness as a problem that technology should solve. Afraid of being alone, we rely on other people to give us a sense of ourselves, and our capacity for empathy and relationship suffers. We see the costs of the flight from conversation everywhere: conversation is the cornerstone for democracy and in business it is good for the bottom line. In the private sphere, it builds empathy, friendship, love, learning, and productivity. But there is good news: we are resilient. Conversation cures. Based on five years of research and interview

Reclaiming Conversation

Reclaiming Conversation


  • Author : Sherry Turkle
  • Publisher : Penguin Press HC
  • Release Date : 2015-04-01
  • Genre:
  • Pages : 436
  • ISBN 10 : 110198046X


Reclaiming Conversation Book Description :

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Reclaiming a Conversation

Reclaiming a Conversation


  • Author : Jane Roland Martin
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Release Date : 1987-07
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 218
  • ISBN 10 : 0300039999


Reclaiming a Conversation Book Description :

Examines the theories of Plato, Rousseau, Mary Wollstonecraft, Catherine Beecher, and Charlotte Perkins Gilman concerning the education of women

Alone Together
Score: 4
From 16 Ratings

Alone Together


  • Author : Sherry Turkle
  • Publisher : Basic Books
  • Release Date : 2017-11-07
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN 10 : 9780465093663


Alone Together Book Description :

"Savvy and insightful." --New York Times Technology has become the architect of our intimacies. Online, we fall prey to the illusion of companionship, gathering thousands of Twitter and Facebook friends, and confusing tweets and wall posts with authentic communication. But this relentless connection leads to a deep solitude. MIT professor Sherry Turkle argues that as technology ramps up, our emotional lives ramp down. Based on hundreds of interviews and with a new introduction taking us to the present day, Alone Together describes changing, unsettling relationships between friends, lovers, and families.

Mona in the Promised Land
Score: 4
From 4 Ratings

Mona in the Promised Land


  • Author : Gish Jen
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2012-08-29
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307826589


Mona in the Promised Land Book Description :

A New York Times Notable Book In these pages, acclaimed author Gish Jen portrays the day-to-day of American multiculturalism with poignancy and wit, introducing us to teenaged Mona Chang, who in 1968 moves with her newly prosperous family to Scarshill, New York. Here, the Chinese are seen as "the new Jews." What could be more natural than for Mona to take this literally—even to the point of converting? As Mona attends temple "rap" sessions and falls in love (with a nice Jewish boy who lives in a tepee), Jen introduces us to one of the most charming and sweet-spirited heroines in recent fiction, a girl who can wisecrack with perfect aplomb even when she's organizing the help in her father's pancake house. On every page, Gish Jen sets our received notions spinning with a wit as dry as a latter-day Jane Austen's.

The Empathy Diaries

The Empathy Diaries


  • Author : Sherry Turkle
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2021-03-02
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN 10 : 9780525560104


The Empathy Diaries Book Description :

MIT psychologist and bestselling author of RECLAIMING CONVERSATION and ALONE TOGETHER, Sherry Turkle's intimate memoir of love and work In this vivid and poignant narrative, Sherry Turkle ties together her coming-of-age story and her groundbreaking research on technology, empathy, and ethics. Growing up in post-war Brooklyn in a house filled with mysteries, Turkle searched for clues. She mastered the codes that governed her secretive mother's world. She learned never to ask about her absent scientist father. And never to use his name, her name. Empathy was her strategy for survival. Turkle's intellect and curiosity propelled her to the thresholds of defining cultural moments that became life-lessons: she practiced friendship at Harvard/Radcliffe at the cusp of co-education during the antiwar movement, mourned the loss of her mother in Paris as students returned from the 1968 barricades, and faced the extent of her ambition while fighting for her place in the academy as a woman at MIT. There, Turkle found turbulent love and chronicled the wonders of the new computer culture, even as she warned of its threat to our most essential human connections. THE EMPATHY DIARIES captures all this in rich detail--and offers a masterclass in finding meaning through life's work. For decades, Turkle has shown how we remake ourselves in the mirror of our machines. Here, she illuminates our present search for authentic connection in a time of uncharted challenges. Turkle has spent a career composing an intimate ethnography of our digital world; now, marked by insight, humility, and compassion, we have her own.

Reclaiming Conversation
Score: 3.5
From 3 Ratings

Reclaiming Conversation


  • Author : Sherry Turkle
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2016-09-26
  • Genre: FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN 10 : 9780143109792


Reclaiming Conversation Book Description :

Preeminent author and researcher Sherry Turkle has been studying digital culture for over thirty years. Long an enthusiast for its possibilities, here she investigates a troubling consequence: that we have stopped having face-to-face conversation in favour of technological connections such as texts or emails. Based on five years of research and interviews in homes, schools and the workplace, Turkle argues here that we now have a better understanding of this phenomenon, and that going forward, it's time we reclaim conversation, the most human thing that we do.

Typical American
Score: 3
From 6 Ratings

Typical American


  • Author : Gish Jen
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 2014-11-11
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 307
  • ISBN 10 : 9780547524092


Typical American Book Description :

“Typical American is indeed an American story, and Gish Jen’s immensely intelligent, thunderously funny, truly heartbreaking novel is perhaps the best story of contemporary immigrant experience ever to grace our literature.” --Jayne Anne Phillips "A marvelously insightful roller coaster ride to the dark heart of the American dream. Compounded by heartbreaking humor and exhilarating tragedy, it rings true as the stories my own relatives would recite in hushed tones around the adult banquet table." --David Henry Hwang