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Modernist informatics : literature, information, and the state

Author: James Purdon
Publisher: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2016]
Series: Modernist literature & culture.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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'Modernist Informatics' traces the effects of an infomation culture in the early 20th-century, where experimental approaches to narrative and to subjectivity began to compete with government archives for the right to represent the citizens of the modern security state.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James Purdon
ISBN: 9780190211691 0190211695
OCLC Number: 910664411
Description: xiv, 224 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: Introduction: The government of information --
1. Secret agents, official secrets --
2. Dossier fiction --
3. Information collectives --
4. Public information --
5. Information blacked out --
Coda: Information machines.
Series Title: Modernist literature & culture.
Responsibility: James Purdon.

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