Information Technology Ethics: Cultural Perspectives, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1599043122
  • ISBN-13: 9781599043128
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 222 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2007 | Published/Released December 2007
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2007

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Communication and commerce continue to connect people from different cultures through information technology. Information Technology Ethics: Cultural Perspectives is the single reference source to take a global approach to the diverse ethical issues evoked by information and communication technologies and their possible resolutions. The comprehensive chapters contained in this book describe the problems and possibilities of genuinely global information ethics, which are urgently needed as information and communication technologies continue their exponential growth. International experts from diverse backgrounds address both theoretical and culture-specific issues in explicit detail. This Premier Reference Source provides the most thorough examination of the information technology ethics field.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Table of Contents.
Detailed Table of Contents.
1: Theoretical Concerns.
2: The Moral Status of Information and Information Technologies: A Relational Theory of Moral Status.
3: Online Communities, Democratic Ideals, and the Digital Divide.
4: The Mediating Effect of Material Cultures as Human Hybridization.
5: Culture and Technology: A Mutual-Shaping Approach.
6: Mobile Phone and Autonomy.
7: Invisibility and the Ethics of Digitalization: Designing So as Not to Hurt Others.
8: Privacy and Property in the Global Datasphere.
9: Analysis and Justification of Privacy from a Buddhist Perspective.
10: Specific Viewpoints.
11: Information Privacy in a Surveillance State: A Perspective from Thailand.
12: Interactions among Thai Culture, ICT, and IT Ethics.
13: We Cannot Eat Data: The Need for Computer Ethics to Address the Cultural and Ecological Impacts of Computing.
14: Current and Future State of ICT Deployment and Utilization in Healthcare: An Analysis of Cross-Cultural Ethical Issues.
15: Business Ethics and Technology in Turkey: An Emerging Country at the Crossroad of Civilizations.
16: The Existential Significance of the Digital Divide for America's Historically Underserved Populations.
About the Authors.