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Theories of the information society

Author: Frank Webster
Publisher: London and New York : Routledge, 1995.
Series: International library of sociology.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book sets out to examine and assess the variety of theories of information in society currently available. Frank Webster sceptically examines what thinkers mean by an information society, and looks closely at different approaches to informational developments. He provides critical commentaries on the major postwar theories: Daniel Bell's ideas on a post-industrial information society, Anthony Giddens' thoughts
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Frank Webster
ISBN: 0415105730 9780415105736 0415105749 9780415105743
OCLC Number: 31867297
Description: vi, 257 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Information and the idea of an information society --
The information society as post-industrialism : Daniel Bell --
Information, the nation state and surveillance : Anthony Giddens --
Information and advanced capitalism : Herbert Schiller --
Information management and manipulation : Jürgen Habermas and the decline of the public sphere --
Information and restructuring : beyond Fordism? --
Information and postmodernism --
Information and urban change : Manuel Castells --
Conclusion.
Series Title: International library of sociology.
Responsibility: Frank Webster.
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