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Theories of the information society

Author: Frank Webster
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2002, (2003 printing)
Series: International library of sociology.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd ed
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"Popular opinion suggests that information has become a distinguishing feature of the modern world. Where once economies were built on industry and conquest, we are now instead said to be part of a global information economy. In the first edition of Theories of the Information Society Frank Webster set out to make sense of the information explosion, taking a sceptical look at what thinkers mean when they refer to  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Frank Webster
ISBN: 0415282004 9780415282000 0415282012 9780415282017
OCLC Number: 48399063
Description: 304 pages ; 25 cm.
Contents: The idea of an information society --
The information society as post-industrialism : Daniel Bell --
Information, restructuring and globalisation --
Information capitalism : Manuel Castells --
Information and advanced capitalism : Herbert Schiller --
Information management and manipulation : Jürgen Habermas and the concept of the public sphere --
Information, reflexivity and surveillance : Anthony Giddens --
Information, postmodernism and postmodernity --
Conclusion : is there an information society?
Series Title: International library of sociology.
Responsibility: Frank Webster.
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