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Shaping the network society patterns for participation, action and change : May 16-19, 2002, Seattle, Washington : proceedings by DIAC (Conference) (2002 Seattle, Wash.)

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Published by NCA, CPSR in [S.l.] .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Internet -- Social aspects -- Congresses.,
  • Computer networks -- Social aspects -- Congresses.,
  • Information society -- Congresses,
  • Information technology -- Social aspects -- Congresses,
  • Social participation

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Edition Notes

Other titlesPatterns for participation, action and change.
Statementedited by Rod Carveth, Susan B. Kretchmer, Doug Schuler ; Directions and Implications of Advanced Computing (DIAC-02) Symposium (CPSR) ; National Communication Association 2002 Summer Conference.
GenreCongresses., Congresses
ContributionsCarveth, Rod., Kretchmer, Susan B., Schuler, Douglas., Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility., National Communication Association (U.S.), National Communication Association (U.S.). Summer Conference
The Physical Object
Pagination332 p. :
Number of Pages332
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL19478014M

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