Title

From Social Movement to Moral Market: How the Circuit Riders Sparked an IT Revolution and Created a Technology Market

Keywords

book review, Paul-Brian McInerney, social movement

Abstract

It feels odd, when I can simultaneously stream a European soccer game to my laptop while reading news headlines from around the world and answering emails, and at a time when many of our students know nothing other than the ubiquity of digital connectedness, to think of the turn of the century as a time when an entire sector of the economy was technologically unsophisticated—especially when the turn in question is from the twentieth to the twenty-first. Yes, before the year 2000 the nonprofit sector was surprisingly low-tech, and perhaps more surprising only because of our collective forgetfulness regarding how quickly things have changed, practitioners in the sector were not all that concerned about their embryonic state of affairs. After all, they had the work of social and environmental justice to pursue, and their sup- porting foundations could be forgiven for not feeling inclined to support administrative costs such as those associated with connecting to a newish tech- nology called the World Wide Web.

Original Publication Citation

Curtis Child, From Social Movement to Moral Market: How the Circuit Riders Sparked an IT Revolution and Created a Technology Market, Social Forces, Volume 95, Issue 4, June 2017, Page e16.

Document Type

Other

Publication Date

2016-10-05

Publisher

Social Forces

Language

English

College

Family, Home, and Social Sciences

Department

Sociology

University Standing at Time of Publication

Associate Professor

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