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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 : English : Paperback ed. 2008View all editions and formats
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Provides an historically informed critical analysis of the concept and politics of information. Analysing texts in Europe and the United States, Ronald E. Day's critical reading method goes beyond  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
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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