Robotization of Work?
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Robotization of Work?

Answers from Popular Culture, Media and Social Sciences

Barbara Czarniawska and Bernward Joerges

In this timely book, Barbara Czarniawska and Bernward Joerges examine the hopes and fears around work and job security inspired by automation, from the original coining of the term ‘robot’ to the present day media fascination. Have these hopes and fears changed or do they remain the same? This discerning book investigates whether these changes in perception correlate to actual changes taking place in the field of robotics.
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Chapter 5: Robots in popular culture: a tentative taxonomy

Barbara Czarniawska and Bernward Joerges

Abstract

In this chapter we summarize the analysis of popular culture works by using taxonomies constructed on two dimensions: what people can do to robots vs. what robot can do to people, and good vs. bad.

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