Posted: December 30th, 2021
EDUCATION, WORK, POLITICS, AND THE FUTURE (October 27)
Taylorism, human relations, and lessons of the pandemic The role of the internet in political polarization
Reading: Turkle (Three Chairs, The Path Forward, A Fourth Chair?)
Questions: (1) Review Turkle’s arguments and evidence about the impact of digital communication in the workplace and/or the classroom. Has the dramatic increase in the use of digital communication during the pandemic provided more support for her arguments or less? Explain.
(2) What has Turkle added to your understanding of the bases of political polarization? Has the experience of polarization since 2016 strengthened or weakened support for her arguments?