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The Information Society Reader

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Description for The Information Society Reader Paperback. Brings together the main contributions to this debate from some of the key figures in the field. Major topics addressed include: postindustrialism and globalization, surveillance, and the impact of corporate capital on the information revolution. Editor(s): Blom, Raimo; Karvonen, Erkki; Melin, Harri; Nordenstreng, Kaarle; Webster, Frank; Puoskari, Ensio. Series: Routledge Student Readers. Num Pages: 464 pages, 1 black & white line drawings. BIC Classification: UBJ. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational; (U) Tertiary Education (US: College). Dimension: 244 x 174 x 25. Weight in Grams: 804.

There has been much debate over the idea of 'the information society'. Some thinkers have argued that information is becoming the key ordering principle in society, whereas others suggest that the rise of information has been overstated. Whatever the case, it cannot be denied that 'informization' has produced vast changes in advanced societies. The Information Society Reader pulls together the main contributions to this debate from some of the key figures in the field. Major topics addressed include:

* post-industrialism
* surveillance
* transformations
* the network society
* democracy
* digital divisions
* virtual relations.

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Product Details

Format
Paperback
Publication date
2003
Publisher
Taylor & Francis Ltd United Kingdom
Number of pages
400
Condition
New
Series
Routledge Student Readers
Number of Pages
464
Place of Publication
London, United Kingdom
ISBN
9780415319287
SKU
V9780415319287
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About Frank (Ed) Webster
Frank Webster is Professor of Sociology at City University, London. He is author of Theories of the Information Society, 2nd edition (Routledge, 2002).

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