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Theories of the information society, Frank Webster

Label
Theories of the information society
Title
Theories of the information society
Statement of responsibility
Frank Webster
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • 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 on the growth of surveillance and the expansion of the nation state, Herbert Schiller's insistence that information both expresses and consolidates the interests of corporate capitalism: Jurgen Habermas' account of the diminishment of the public sphere; Jean Baudrillard's thoughts on postmodernism and information, and Manuel Castells' depiction of the 'informational city'. Each theorisation is subjected to close scrutiny and is tested against empirical evidence to assess its worth
  • The author concludes that, while there has undoubtedly been an information explosion, it is premature to conceive of an information society. We should rather emphasise the 'informatisation' of established relations
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Webster, Frank
Index
index present
LC call number
HM258
LC item number
.W39 1995
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Communication
  • Communication
  • Information society
  • Information technology
  • Information policy
  • Communication
  • Nouvelles technologies de l'information et de la communication
  • Société informatisée
  • Technologie de l'information
  • Information
  • Société de l'information
  • Communication
  • Communication
  • Information policy
  • Information society
  • Information technology
  • Informatiemaatschappij
  • Theorieën
  • Tecnologia
  • Teoria da informacao e comunicacao
  • Communication
  • Technologie de l'information
  • Politique de la communication
  • Société numérique
  • Informationsgesellschaft
  • Theorie
Label
Theories of the information society, Frank Webster
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
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
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
vi, 257 pages
Isbn
9780415105736
Lccn
94049029
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)31867297
  • (OCoLC)ocm31867297
Label
Theories of the information society, Frank Webster
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
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
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
vi, 257 pages
Isbn
9780415105736
Lccn
94049029
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)31867297
  • (OCoLC)ocm31867297

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