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Bentley, J., & Adamson, R. 2003. Gender differences in the careers of

academic scientists and engineers: a literature review. National Science Foundation. Online

The study explores the gender inequality of women scientists and engineers in academia.

EBay “eBay: The World's Online Marketplace” accessed 4/9/05

Grahm-Rowe, D. (2004). Robot boosts the surgeon’s art. New scientist.

Gurstein, Penny. 2001. Wired to the World,Chained to the Home: Telework in Daily Life.

Vancouver, Canada: UBC Press.

Explores ramifications of telework at home.

Ismail, Faris 2002 “The Future of Internet Shopping” accessed 4/9/05

Kerka, S. 1994. Life and work in a technological society. ERIC Digest 147.

Online in Rowan University databases

Kerka presents a brief sociocultural overview of the definitions of technology and the technologically literate person and presents the skills and knowledge needed to function in a technologically driven society.

Mackavey, M.G. & Levin, R.J. 1998. Shared purpose: working together to build strong

families at high-performance companies. New York: AMACOM.

The anthology includes an essay on realigning people and technology.

MacKenzie, Donald and Judy Wajcman (eds). 1999. The Social Shaping of Technology,

2nd edition. Open University Press.

Part Two focuses on the economy.

Meiksins, P., & Whalley, P. 2002. Putting work in its place: a quiet revolution.

Ithaca, NY: ILR Press.

A collection on technology and work.

Urban, Barbara. 2000. “The Energy-Culture Connection.” The Science Teacher. March:


Weiner, E. & Brown, A. 1993. Office Biology: or why Tuesday is your most

productive day and other relevant facts for survival in the workplace.

NY: MasterMedia Ltd.

A general view of the interactions that occur in the workplace that includes chapters on sensory perceptions, biorhythms, mental and physical gender differences, ergonomics, stress management, and cybernetics or the human/machine interface.

Wonacott, M. C. 2002. Gold collar workers. ERIC Digest.

Adding to the traditional workplace stratification of blue-collar and white-collar workers, Wonacott adds a new level, the gold collar worker, whose assets include problem-solving abilities, creativity, talent, intelligence, self-management skills, and the ability to perform complex non-repetitive work in complex fields such as engineering, the sciences, etc.

Woolgar. S. (ed) 2002. Virtual Society. Oxford University Press.

Especially Chs. 8 and 12 on electronic surveillance in workplaces.

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