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Why We Don't Talk to Each Other Anymore: The de-Voicing of Society

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We Have Arrived at the Information Age — But Not in Person

E-mail, voice mail, fax machines, beepers. Technology is overwhelming us with information, driving out the sound of human voices. We have gained the advantage of nearly constant interaction with others but make only partial connections; in the process, we are losing something precious. In this witty and intelligent book, prominent psycholinguist John Locke takes a hard look at what we are really missing as intimate forms of self-expression vanish.

Talking is the way we build and maintain relationships. Talking is the way that we learn to trust one another. But we now spend our days exchanging electronic factoids, leaving us little time to "just talk." Without intimate conversation, we can't really know others well enough to trust them or work with them harmoniously. We even lose track of our own selves — our sense of humor, our own particular way of looking at things. We become lonely.

Keenly perceptive and though-provoking, Why We Don't Talk to Each Other Anymore is a provocative look at how we live with — and without — one another.

Synopsis:

The cyber-age is robbing people of the most important aspect of communication: face-to-face encounters and heart-to-heart conversations. Now, a professor of human communication sciences shows where community has disappeared to and why it matters.

About the Author

John L. Locke holds a Chair in Human Communication Sciences at the University of Sheffield and is Senior Research Fellow in the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences at the University of Cambridge, England. Born in the United States, he was formerly Director of the Neurolinguistics Laboratory at the Massachusetts General Hospital and Lecturer on Neurology at Harvard Medical School. He is married and lives in Cambridge, England.

Table of Contents

Contents

Preface

Fore Word: And After Voice

1. The Articulate Heart

2. Duty And Pleasure

3. Social Work

4. Lip Service

5. De-Voicing

6. The Big Chill

7. The Autistic Society

8. Vocal Warming?

Epilogue

Notes

References

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780684855745
Author:
Locke, John L.
Publisher:
Touchstone Books
Author:
Locke, John
Location:
New York, NY
Subject:
Communication
Subject:
Sociology - General
Subject:
Social aspects
Subject:
Technological innovations
Subject:
Social history
Subject:
Conversation analysis
Subject:
Conversation analysis -- Social aspects.
Subject:
Communication Studies
Subject:
Intercultural Communications-General
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Publication Date:
19990831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
8.44 x 5.5 in 11.585 oz

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