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Theories of the information society

Author: Frank Webster
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2006.
Series: International library of sociology.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 3rd edView all editions and formats
Information is a distinguishing feature of the modern world. Where once economies were built on industry and conquest, we are now part of a global information economy. Pervasive media, burgeoning information occupations and the development of the Internet convince many that living in an Information Society is the destiny of us all. Information's presence appears evident everywhere, from daily interaction in  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Webster, Frank.
Theories of the information society.
London ; New York : Routledge, 2006
(DLC) 2006006404
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Frank Webster
ISBN: 9780203962824 0203962826 9781280715594 1280715596
OCLC Number: 85478947
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 314 pages)
Contents: What is an information society? --
Post-industrial society : Daniel Bell --
Regulation school theory --
Network society : Manuel Castells --
Information and the market : Herbert Schiller --
Information and democracy : Jürgen Habermas --
Information, reflexivity and surveillance : Anthony Giddens --
Information and postmodernity --
The information society?
Series Title: International library of sociology.
Responsibility: Frank Webster.
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