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Technology and Social Choices in the Era of Social Transformations

Edited By Borut Rončević and Matej Makarovič

From the dawn of humanity, the dialectic relationship between technology and society has been one of the driving forces behind changes in both realms. Trends in technological developments and their applications are, ultimately, the result of individual and collective choices. At the same time, technology influences the social choices of individuals, small groups and entire societies. This book focuses on two closely related ideas: technological development and social choices. While relating them, the book shows the relationship between human individuals and their agency; social structures, both as the initial context and as resulting from human agency; and technology that has been developed and applied by human agents’ choices within social contexts.

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Inseparability of Technology and Society: An Introduction

Part 1: Challenging Individuals

Mateja Rek

Digital Gap: Media Habits of Youth and Senior Citizens in Slovenia

Tea Golob and Matej Makarovič

Does Digitalization Make Slovenian Youth More Reflexive?

Jana Krivec, Primož Rakovec and Tjaša Stepišnik Perdih

The Role of ICT in Adolescents Dealing with Psychosocial Problems

Part 2: Challenges of Learning and Entrepreneurship

Petra Kleindienst in Andrej Raspor

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