[SIGCIS-Members] Book announcement
mesweeney1 at ua.edu
Wed Nov 14 09:26:36 PST 2018
Congratulations, Joy! What a wonderful contribution to the field!
Miriam E. Sweeney
Assistant Professor , School of Library and Information Studies
The University of Alabama<https://www.ua.edu>
Tuscaloosa , AL
mesweeney1 at ua.edu<mailto:mesweeney1 at ua.edu> | https://slis.ua.edu/
On Nov 14, 2018, at 11:18 AM, drjoy <drjoy at joyrankin.com<mailto:drjoy at joyrankin.com>> wrote:
Dear SIGCIS Colleagues,
I wrote a book!
A People's History of Computing in the United States was published by Harvard University Press<http://www.hup.harvard.edu/catalog.php?isbn=9780674970977> last month. It's now available as a hardcover, e-book, and audiobook (also accessible via your Audible subscription) on Amazon<https://www.amazon.com/Peoples-History-Computing-United-States/dp/0674970977/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1542215629&sr=8-1&keywords=a+peoples+history+of+computing+in+the+united+states> and elsewhere. (Today it's just $20.04 on Amazon.) I hope you'll read it, assign it, and share it.
Here's my one-sentence summary: During the 1960s and 1970s American students and educators collaboratively created personal computing and social networking on the academic computing networks they built and used; although developed with a vision of computing for the public good, those networks also retrenched the limited gender roles of the Cold War nuclear family.
Thank you for making the space for me to share, revise, and improve this work starting when I was a graduate student. I've greatly appreciated the support of the SIGCIS community, especially over the past year or so.
Dr. Joy Lisi Rankin
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