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The modern invention of Information : discourse, history, and power.

Author: Ronald E Day
Publisher: Carbondale : Southern Illinois University Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : English : Paperback ed. 2008View all editions and formats
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Provides an analysis of the concept and politics of information.

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ronald E Day
ISBN: 9780809328482 0809328488
OCLC Number: 181599792
Description: x, 139 ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction: Remembering "Information" --
European documentation: Paul Otler and Suzanne Brier --
Information theory, cybernetics, and the discourse of "man" --
Pierre Lévy and the "virtual" --
Heidegger and Benjamin: the metaphysics and fetish of information --
Conclusion: "information" and the role of critical theory.

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