Reclaiming Conversation

Reclaiming Conversation

“In a time in which the ways we communicate and connect are constantly changing, and not always for the better, Sherry Turkle provides a much needed voice of caution and reason to help explain what the f*** is going on.” —Aziz Ansari, ...

Author: Sherry Turkle

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101617397

Category: Social Science

Page: 352

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“In a time in which the ways we communicate and connect are constantly changing, and not always for the better, Sherry Turkle provides a much needed voice of caution and reason to help explain what the f*** is going on.” —Aziz Ansari, author of Modern Romance Renowned media scholar Sherry Turkle investigates how a flight from conversation undermines our relationships, creativity, and productivity—and why reclaiming face-to-face conversation can help us regain lost ground. We live in a technological universe in which we are always communicating. And yet we have sacrificed conversation for mere connection. Preeminent author and researcher Sherry Turkle has been studying digital culture for over thirty years. Long an enthusiast for its possibilities, here she investigates a troubling consequence: at work, at home, in politics, and in love, we find ways around conversation, tempted by the possibilities of a text or an email in which we don’t have to look, listen, or reveal ourselves. We develop a taste for what mere connection offers. The dinner table falls silent as children compete with phones for their parents’ attention. Friends learn strategies to keep conversations going when only a few people are looking up from their phones. At work, we retreat to our screens although it is conversation at the water cooler that increases not only productivity but commitment to work. Online, we only want to share opinions that our followers will agree with – a politics that shies away from the real conflicts and solutions of the public square. The case for conversation begins with the necessary conversations of solitude and self-reflection. They are endangered: these days, always connected, we see loneliness as a problem that technology should solve. Afraid of being alone, we rely on other people to give us a sense of ourselves, and our capacity for empathy and relationship suffers. We see the costs of the flight from conversation everywhere: conversation is the cornerstone for democracy and in business it is good for the bottom line. In the private sphere, it builds empathy, friendship, love, learning, and productivity. But there is good news: we are resilient. Conversation cures. Based on five years of research and interviews in homes, schools, and the workplace, Turkle argues that we have come to a better understanding of where our technology can and cannot take us and that the time is right to reclaim conversation. The most human—and humanizing—thing that we do. The virtues of person-to-person conversation are timeless, and our most basic technology, talk, responds to our modern challenges. We have everything we need to start, we have each other. Turkle's latest book, The Empathy Diaries (3/2/21) is available now.
Categories: Social Science

Families in the Digital Age

Families in the Digital Age

Chapter 2: Recover conversation 1See Alone together: why we expect more from technology and less from each other, 2011, and Reclaiming ... 15 S. Turkle, Reclaiming conversation: the power of talk in the digital age, Penguin, 2016, ...

Author: Toni Hassan

Publisher: Hybrid Publishers

ISBN: 9781925736281

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 136

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“One of the most-needed and grab-you-by-the throat convincing books around today” - Steve Biddulph, author of Raising Boys “For parents who feel defeated by the powerful influence of social media in their children’s lives, this book will sympathise, illuminate, inspire and encourage us to believe there is another, better way to live.” - Hugh Mackay, social researcher and bestselling author Smartphones and other interactive devices have turned up the volume on stress and are harming our mental and physical health. They have shrunk the capacity of families to spend time together, and when together, they have increased conflicts. Two-thirds of Australian families experience tension or disagreement about screens at least three times a week. In this confronting yet constructive guide on parenting in the digital age, award-winning journalist Toni Hassan catalogues the impacts of interactive devices on children and young people and offers ways out. “Rather than freeing us, screens have made us dependent,” she says. “They have thinned relationships and thinned time for the things that ultimately nourish us. Almost no part of children’s lives are free from the anxiety created by commercial forces curating their moment to moment experiences.” Moving beyond the gloom, Hassan offers lots of practical hope with ideas and tips for families to manage the digital age so that, despite the challenges, children and young people can thrive.
Categories: Family & Relationships

Digital Minimalism

Digital Minimalism

144 “ Face - to - face conversation is the most human " : Sherry Turkle , Reclaiming Conversation : The Power of Talk in a Digital Age , rev . ed . ( New York : Penguin Books , 2016 ) , 3 . 145 " flight from conversation " : Turkle ...

Author: Cal Newport

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780525536543

Category: Self-Help

Page: 304

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A New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Publishers Weekly, and USA Today bestseller "Newport is making a bid to be the Marie Kondo of technology: someone with an actual plan for helping you realize the digital pursuits that do, and don't, bring value to your life."--Ezra Klein, Vox Minimalism is the art of knowing how much is just enough. Digital minimalism applies this idea to our personal technology. It's the key to living a focused life in an increasingly noisy world. In this timely and enlightening book, the bestselling author of Deep Work introduces a philosophy for technology use that has already improved countless lives. Digital minimalists are all around us. They're the calm, happy people who can hold long conversations without furtive glances at their phones. They can get lost in a good book, a woodworking project, or a leisurely morning run. They can have fun with friends and family without the obsessive urge to document the experience. They stay informed about the news of the day, but don't feel overwhelmed by it. They don't experience "fear of missing out" because they already know which activities provide them meaning and satisfaction. Now, Newport gives us a name for this quiet movement, and makes a persuasive case for its urgency in our tech-saturated world. Common sense tips, like turning off notifications, or occasional rituals like observing a digital sabbath, don't go far enough in helping us take back control of our technological lives, and attempts to unplug completely are complicated by the demands of family, friends and work. What we need instead is a thoughtful method to decide what tools to use, for what purposes, and under what conditions. Drawing on a diverse array of real-life examples, from Amish farmers to harried parents to Silicon Valley programmers, Newport identifies the common practices of digital minimalists and the ideas that underpin them. He shows how digital minimalists are rethinking their relationship to social media, rediscovering the pleasures of the offline world, and reconnecting with their inner selves through regular periods of solitude. He then shares strategies for integrating these practices into your life, starting with a thirty-day "digital declutter" process that has already helped thousands feel less overwhelmed and more in control. Technology is intrinsically neither good nor bad. The key is using it to support your goals and values, rather than letting it use you. This book shows the way.
Categories: Self-Help



Helping Kids Thrive (and Survive) in Their Digital World Devorah Heitner ... Sherry Turkle, Reclaiming Conversation: The Power of Talk in a Digital Age (New York: Penguin, 2015), 115. 6.

Author: Devorah Heitner

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351817837

Category: Education

Page: 246

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Screenwise offers a realistic and optimistic perspective on how to thoughtfully guide kids in the digital age. Many parents feel that their kids are addicted, detached, or distracted because of their digital devices. Media expert Devorah Heitner, however, believes that technology offers huge potential to our children-if parents help them. Using the foundation of their own values and experiences, parents and educators can learn about the digital world to help set kids up for a lifetime of success in a world fueled by technology. Screenwise is a guide to understanding more about what it is like for children to grow up with technology, and to recognizing the special challenges-and advantages-that contemporary kids and teens experience thanks to this level of connection. In it, Heitner presents practical parenting "hacks": quick ideas that you can implement today that will help you understand and relate to your digital native. The book will empower parents to recognize that the wisdom that they have gained throughout their lives is a relevant and urgently needed supplement to their kid's digital savvy, and help them develop skills for managing the new challenges of parenting. Based on real-life stories from other parents and Heitner's wealth of knowledge on the subject, Screenwise teaches parents what they need to know in order to raise responsible digital citizens.
Categories: Education

Self and Other in an Age of Uncertain Meaning

Self and Other in an Age of Uncertain Meaning

21 Las , The culture of narcissism: American life in an age of diminishing expectations. 22 Twenge et al., Egos inflating ... 41 Turkle, Reclaiming conversation: the power of talk in a digital age. 42 Hobson, The cradle of thought: ...

Author: Timothy Stephen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000436938

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 340

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Self and Other in an Age of Uncertain Meaning explores the nature and origins of widespread problems of self in modern societies. It examines the paradoxical interplay between the modern world's many benefits and freedoms, and its mounting social challenges and psycho-emotional impacts. Over time the character of consciousness has shifted in concert with societal trends. The experienced world has become more nuanced, fragmented, and uncertain, as well as increasingly personal and intimate, reshaping social relationships. Chapters analyze the interdependence of language, mind, intimacy, the self, and culture, arguing that as the coevolution of these five factors produced the modern world, many features of contemporary culture have become disruptive to security of being. The book explores the importance to the vital sense of self in constructing relationships based in mutual recognition of moral and intellectual equality between partners. Rich with examples from everyday experience, this text offers profound insights for those interested in sociology, psychoanalysis, psychology, communication, history, and culture.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Stories of God at Home

Stories of God at Home

In 2015 she published Reclaiming Conversation: The Power of Talk in a Digital Age. Sherry Turkle has spent the last thirty years studying the psychology of people's relationship with technology. She is professor of the Social Studies of ...

Author: Jerome W. Berryman

Publisher: Church Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 9780898690491

Category: Religion

Page: 160

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• A method for families to share the biblical story at home and learn the practice of sharing one another’s stories as part of God’s Story • Includes full color images of the materials described in text Using Godly Play® methods, Jerome Berryman offers families a way of nourishing faith in the home while supporting children’s spiritual growth through the practice of “storying,” our most ancient way of making meaning. This book offers “storying” rituals and techniques from Godly Play for exploring the meaning of Christmas, Easter, Creation, the Parable of the Good Shepherd, Pentecost, and the Trinity to give sustenance to the family’s flow, play, love, and spirituality. Stories of God at Home follows the rhythm of life’s cycles (birth, death, earth, life, God, and depth) in telling biblical stories and shows how parents and caretakers can grasp their role with children using classic children’s literature.
Categories: Religion

The Anatomy of Consumerism

The Anatomy of Consumerism

Turkle, Sherry, Reclaiming Conversation: The Power of Talk in a Digital Age (p. 171). 45. TIME, October 19, 2015, Dockterman, Eliana. 46. Walsh, Peter, Enough Already!: Clearing Mental Clutter to Become the Best You (p.25). 47.

Author: H. RamHormozi

Publisher: FriesenPress

ISBN: 9781525545955

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 444

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The Anatomy of Consumerism is a story of greed and obsession and consumption. Of waste and environmental degradation. Of destruction and despair. It is the story of being human. In this earnest account of a serious problem in which we are all implicated, we come to terms with our collective obsession with material consumption. The Anatomy of Consumerism tracks this consumption from the Industrial Revolution, through a ravenous stretch of excessive production and acquisition, all the way to our digital present—a period during which we overconsume as a matter of course and visit irreparable damage on our natural environment as a result. It is no wonder the consequences of human greed fester so hotly in debate among economists, social scientists, and environmentalists. The Anatomy of Consumerism wades into this debate’s center.
Categories: Business & Economics

English B for the IB Diploma Coursebook

English B for the IB Diploma Coursebook

You are going to read Text 3.6, titled: 'Reclaiming conversation:The Power of Talk in a Digital Age'. Before you read the text, discuss your answers to the following questions with a classmate. a What do you think is meant by the phrase ...

Author: Brad Philpot


ISBN: 9781108434812

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 404

View: 559

A dynamic and engaging course with relevant, authentic texts accompanied by creative activities. Explore the five new themes - Identities, Experiences, Human Ingenuity, Social Organisation and Sharing the Planet - with this clearly-structured coursebook. With over 50 per cent new content, lots of text handling exercises and more than 15 audio handling exercises for listening practice, this book helps students tackle the updated English B for the IB Diploma syllabus. Sample exam material, new content for SL and HL oral assessments and references to online videos provide opportunities for students to develop their skills. Answers to coursebook questions are in the teacher's resource and audio for the listening practice is online.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Fully Connected

Fully Connected

The MIT sociologistand psychologist Sherry Turkle, who has pioneered much thinking about the connectedness of humans in a technological age, notes inherlatestbook, Reclaiming Conversation: The Power of Talk in a Digital Age, ...

Author: Julia Hobsbawm

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472926869

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

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Shortlisted for the CMI's Management Book of the Year Award 2018 and the Business Book Awards 2018 Twenty-five years after the arrival of the Internet, we are drowning in data and deadlines. Humans and machines are in fully connected overdrive - and starting to become entwined as never before. Truly, it is an Age of Overload. We can never have imagined that absorbing so much information while trying to maintain a healthy balance in our personal and professional lives could feel so complex, dissatisfying and unproductive. Something is missing. That something, Julia Hobsbawm argues in this ground-breaking book, is Social Health, a new blueprint for modern connectedness. She begins with the premise that much of what we think about healthy ways to live have not been updated any more than have most post-war modern institutions, which are themselves also struggling in the twenty-first century. In 1946, the World Health Organization defined 'health' as 'a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.' What we understood by 'social' in the middle of the last century now desperately needs an update. In Fully Connected Julia Hobsbawm takes us on a journey – often a personal one, 'from Telex to Twitter' – to illustrate how the answer to the Age of Overload can come from devising management-based systems which are both highly practical and yet intuitive, and which draw inspiration from the huge advances the world has made in tackling other kinds of health, specifically nutrition, exercise, and mental well-being. Drawing on the latest thinking in health and behavioural economics, social psychology, neuroscience, management and social network analysis, this book provides a cornucopia of case studies and ideas, to educate and inspire a new generation of managers, policymakers and anyone wanting to navigate through the rough seas of overload.
Categories: Business & Economics

A Year of Reading

A Year of Reading

September THIS DIGITAL LIFE ο Reclaiming Conversation: The Power of Talk in a Digital Age by Sherry Turkle ο So You've Been Publicly Shamed by Jon Ronson ο The Circle by Dave Eggers ο The Boy Kings: A Journey into the Heart of the ...

Author: Elisabeth Ellington

Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

ISBN: 9781492642237

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 320

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Desire a book to cozy up with by a wintery window? How about an addictive page-turner for sunbathing on the beach? Thousands of new books are published each year, and if you're a book lover or just book curious choosing what to read next can seem like an impossible task. A Year of Reading relieves the anxiety by helping you find just the right read, and includes fun and interactive subcategories for each choice, including: • Description and history • Extra credit • Did You Know? • Have You Seen the Film? • and more! A Year of Reading also gives advice and tips on how to join or start a book group, and where to look for other reading recommendations. Perfect for clubs or passionate individuals, this beautiful and concise second edition is the essential guide to picking up your next inspiring, entertaining, and thought-provoking book.
Categories: Literary Criticism