The Resource Class warfare in the information age, Michael Perelman

Class warfare in the information age, Michael Perelman

Label
Class warfare in the information age
Title
Class warfare in the information age
Statement of responsibility
Michael Perelman
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The mention of class struggle evokes images of a grimy age in which bygone captains of industry callously oppressed armies of overworked and underpaid proletarians. This dark portrait of class conflict stands in sharp contrast to the glorious promise of an information age. In Class Warfare in the Information Age, Michael Perelman shows how class conflict remains a contemporary issue. He challenges the notion that, with the help of modern computer and telecommunication technologies, we can look forward to life in a well-educated society in which anybody with even a modicum of intelligence and discipline can enjoy a more than comfortable existence. In a relatively jargon-free economic and political analysis, Perelman reveals how the efforts of business to profit from the sale of information will result in the reduction of access to information, rather than the increase. He demonstrates how the treatment of information as a commodity will cause it to be more regulated and less accessible. In the future, Perelman argues, it will still become a class-based privilege to access and afford information, and the rights of individuals will disintegrate as the power of the corporate sector grows. Class Warfare in the Information Age is a refreshingly critical work that forces readers to rethink the conventional hype surrounding the information superhighway. Book jacket."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Perelman, Michael
Index
index present
LC call number
HM221
LC item number
.P44 1998
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Information society
  • Information technology
  • Social classes
  • Social conflict
  • Information society
  • Information technology
  • Social classes
  • Social conflict
  • Informationsgesellschaft
  • Informationstechnik
  • Klassengesellschaft
  • Sozialer Wandel
Label
Class warfare in the information age, Michael Perelman
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [135]-149) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A skeptical reading of the information revolution -- Classes and the information revolution -- Information and control of the labor process -- The contradiction of exploited informational labor -- Panopticism -- Information as a commodity and other economic metaphors -- Markets and informational efficiency -- Conclusion; Toward a real information age
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
154 pages
Isbn
9780312177584
Lccn
97053280
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)38150397
  • (OCoLC)ocm38150397
Label
Class warfare in the information age, Michael Perelman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [135]-149) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A skeptical reading of the information revolution -- Classes and the information revolution -- Information and control of the labor process -- The contradiction of exploited informational labor -- Panopticism -- Information as a commodity and other economic metaphors -- Markets and informational efficiency -- Conclusion; Toward a real information age
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
154 pages
Isbn
9780312177584
Lccn
97053280
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)38150397
  • (OCoLC)ocm38150397

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