Book ID: CBB987906768

The Empathy Diaries: A Memoir (2021)


Turkle, Sherry (Author)

Penguin Press

Publication Date: 2021
Physical Details: 384
Language: English

MIT psychologist and bestselling author of Reclaiming Conversation and Alone Together, Sherry Turkle's intimate memoir of love and workFor decades, Sherry Turkle has shown how we remake ourselves in the mirror of our machines. Here, she illuminates our present search for authentic connection in a time of uncharted challenges. Turkle has spent a career composing an intimate ethnography of our digital world; now, marked by insight, humility, and compassion, we have her own.In this vivid and poignant narrative, Turkle ties together her coming-of-age and her pathbreaking research on technology, empathy, and ethics. Growing up in postwar Brooklyn,Turkle searched for clues to her identity in a house filled with mysteries. She mastered the codes that governed her mother's secretive life. She learned never to ask about her absent scientist father--and never to use his name, her name. Before empathy became a way to find connection, it was her strategy for survival.Turkle's intellect and curiosity brought her to worlds on the threshold of change. She learned friendship at a Harvard-Radcliffe on the cusp of coeducation during the antiwar movement, she mourned the loss of her mother in Paris as students returned from the 1968 barricades, and she followed her ambition while fighting for her place as a woman and a humanist at MIT. There, Turkle found turbulent love and chronicled the wonders of the new computer culture, even as she warned of its threat to our most essential human connections. The Empathy Diaries captures all this in rich detail--and offers a master class in finding meaning through a life's work.

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Review Raymond E. Fancher (2021) Review of "The Empathy Diaries: A Memoir". Journal of the History of the Behavioral Sciences (pp. 446-448). unapi

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Coleman, Marilyn
Con Diaz, Gerardo
Pieter C. van der Kruit
Ganong, Lawrence
Salvat, Andrei
Jankowski, Nicholas
Journal of Astronomical History and Heritage
Social Studies of Science
Science in Context
Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences
History of Psychology
History and Technology
California Institute of Integral Studies
Yale University Press
University of Nebraska Press
The MIT Press
Sage Publications
Peter Lang
Technology and society
Historians of science, modern
Technology and culture
Emotions; passions
Ishiguro, Hiroshi
Nishimura, Makoto
Mori, Masahiro
Eisenhower, Dwight David
Gingerich, Owen
Dick, Steven J.
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21st century
20th century, late
20th century
19th century
18th century
United States
National Aeronautics and Space Administration, NASA History Division
Rijksuniversiteit te Groningen
United States Naval Observatory
Universiteit Leiden

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