Search - List of Books by Sherry Turkle

Sherry Turkle is Abby Rockefeller Mauze Professor of the Social Studies of Science and Technology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a sociologist. Born in New York City in 1948, she has focused her research on psychoanalysis and culture and on the psychology of people's relationship with technology, especially computer technology and computer addiction.

In The Second Self, Turkle uses mainly Jean Piaget's psychology discourse to discuss how children learn about computers and how this affects their minds.

In Life on the Screen, Turkle describes how assuming different personal identities in a MUD may be therapeutic. As far as women and computers are concerned, Turkle points out women's "non-linear" approach to the technology, calling it "soft mastery" and "bricolage" (as opposed to the "hard mastery" of linear, abstract thinking and computer programming). She also considers the problems that arise when using MUDs. Another problem she talks about is what happens when underage children present themselves as people above the age of 18. This leads to the problem of adults having relationships with children posing as older people.

Turkle also explores the psychological and societal impact of such "relational artifacts" as sociable robots, and how these and other technologies are changing attitudes about human life and concepts about what it means for something to be alive. One result may be a devaluation of authentic experience in a relationship.

Turkle was formerly married to Seymour Papert, and together they wrote the influential paper "Epistemological Pluralism and the Revaluation of the Concrete."

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Total Books: 26
Reclaiming Conversation The Power of Talk in a Digital Age
Alone Together Why We Expect More from Technology and Less from Each Other
Alone Together
2011 - Alone Together (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9781459609020
ISBN-10: 1459609026
Genres: Computers & Technology, Health, Fitness & Dieting
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Simulation and Its Discontents
2009 - Simulation and Its Discontents [Simplicity: Design, Technology, Business, Life] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780262012706
ISBN-10: 0262012707
Genre: Computers & Technology
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The Second Self  Computers and the Human Spirit -- Twentieth Anniversary Edition
Leben im Netz Identitt in Zeiten des Internet
1999 - Leben Im Netz Identitt in Zeiten Des Internet (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9783499600692
ISBN-10: 3499600692
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La vida en la pantalla / Life on The Screen La construccion de la identidad en la era de Internet/ Identity in the Age of the Internet
Life on the Screen Identity in the Age of the Internet
1997 - Life on the Screen Identity in the Age of the Internet (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780684833484
ISBN-10: 0684833484
Genres: Computers & Technology, Health, Fitness & Dieting, Nonfiction
  • Currently 2.8/5 Stars.
 2

Life on the Screen
1995 - Life on the Screen (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780684803531
ISBN-10: 0684803534
Genres: Computers & Technology, Health, Fitness & Dieting, Science & Math
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Psychoanalytic Politics Second Edition Jacques Lacan and Freud's French Revolution
The Second Self Computers and the Human Spirit
1985 - The Second Self Computers and the Human Spirit (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780671606022
ISBN-10: 0671606026
Genres: Business & Money, Nonfiction
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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La France freudienne
1982 - La France Freudienne (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9782246235118
ISBN-10: 2246235111
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Psychoanalytic Politics Freud's French Revolution
1981 - Psychoanalytic Politics Freud's French Revolution (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780262700221
ISBN-10: 0262700220
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