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The information society reader

Author: Frank Webster; Raimo Blom
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2004.
Series: Routledge student readers.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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There has been much debate over the idea of 'the information society'. Some thinkers have argued that information is becoming the key ordering principle in society, but others suggest that the rise of information has been overstated. This reader pulls together the main contributions to this debate.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Frank Webster; Raimo Blom
ISBN: 0415319277 9780415319270 0415319285 9780415319287
OCLC Number: 52349153
Description: xii, 449 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: Introduction : Information society studies / Frank Webster --
Part I. The information society : Introduction / Frank Webster --
Advocates : Image of the future information society / Yoneji Masuda --
Living on thin air / Charles Leadbeater --
Cyberspace and the American dream / Esther Dyson, George Gilder, George Keyworth and Alvin Toffler --
Critics : Who will we be in cyberspace? / Langdon Winner --
The cult of information / Theodore Roszak --
The long history of the information revolution / Kevin Robins and Frank Webster --
Part II. Post-industrial society : Introduction / Harri Melin --
Post-industrial society / Daniel Bell --
From post-industrial to post-modern society / Krishan Kumar --
Is Britain the first post-industrial society? / John Urry --
Part III. The network society : An introduction to the information age / Manuel Castells --
The information city, the new economy, and the network society / Manuel Castells --
Information society theory as ideology / Nicholas Garnham --
Part IV. Transformations : Mobile sociology / John Urry --
The three jobs of the future / Robert B. Reich --
The economic structure of knowledge societies / Nico Stehr --
Forms of technological embodiment / Anne Balsamo --
Part V. Divisions : Introduction / Kaarle Nordenstreng --
Data deprivation / Herbert Schiller --
The digital divide / Pippa Norris --
The degradation of the practical arts / Christopher Lasch --
Part VI. Surveillance : Introduction / Raimo Blom --
Panopticism / Michel Foucault --
Managing the informated organization / Shoshana Zuboff --
New directions in theory / David Lyon --
Part VII. Democracy : Introduction / Erkki Karvonen --
The public sphere / Jürgen Habermas --
The media and the public sphere / Nicholas Garnham --
Structural transformations of the public sphere / John Keane --
The virtual sphere: The Internet as a public sphere / Zizi Papacharissi --
Part VIII. Virtualities : Introduction / Ensio Puoskari --
The mode of information and postmodernity / Mark Poster --
For a cultural future / Eric Michaels --
The future looms: weaving women and cybernetics / Sadie Plant.
Series Title: Routledge student readers.
Responsibility: edited by Frank Webster ; with the assistance of Raimo Blom [and others].
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Brings together the main contributions to this debate from some of the key figures in the field. Major topics addressed include: postindustrialism and globalization, surveillance, and the impact of  Read more...

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