Theories of the Information Society

Author: Frank Webster

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415282012

Category: Political Science

Page: 304

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Popular opinion suggests that information has become a distinguishing feature of the modern world. Where once economies were built on industry and conquest, we are now instead said to be part of a global information economy. In the first edition of "Theories of the Information Society" Frank Webster set out to make sense of the information explosion, taking a sceptical look at what thinkers mean when they refer to the information society and critically examining all the post-war theories and approaches to informational development.
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Theories of the Information Society

Author: Frank Webster

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415105730

Category: Social Science

Page: 257

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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.
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Informationsgesellschaft

Geschichten und Wirklichkeit

Author: Gérald Berthoud,Albert Kündig

Publisher: Saint-Paul

ISBN: 9783727814679

Category: Computers and civilization

Page: 498

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Der Ausdruck „Informationenesgesellschaft" schillert, weckt Erwartungen Hoffnungen, Ängste. Er kann politisch, wirtschaftlich, auch wissenschaftspolitisch genutzt, aber auch Missbraucvht werden. Aufklärung tut not. Die hier versammelten Beiträge widmen sich ihr unter zahlreichen Perspektiven und von unterschiedlichen Standounkten aus. Chancen für die Erneuerung vonn Lehren une Lernen („Swiss Campus"); Verarmung sprachlicher une kultureller Kompetenz une Diversität, Infragestellung der Individuellen Identität durch die ICT; Freiheit une Verantwortung in einer vernetzten Welt; digitale Entmündigung, wirtschaftliche Prognonsen une deren Relativierung; der digitale Graben zwischen sozialen Schichten une Ländern mit unterschiedlichem technischem Entwicklungsstand; die Rückkehr zum Lokalen im Prozess der Globalisierung -dies sind nur einige der Themen, die im interdisziplinären Gespräch, das Kontroversen nicht scheut, aufgegriffen werden. Den Rahmen lieferte die Schweizerische Akademir der Geistes -une Sozialwissenschaften mit ihrem 33. Forchungskolloquium (2003).
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Information Society Studies

Author: Alistair S. Duff

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317797981

Category: Social Science

Page: 216

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We are often told that we are "living in an information society" or that we are "information workers." But what exactly do these claims mean, and how might they be verified? In this important methodological study, Alistair S. Duff cuts through the rhetoric to get to the bottom of the "information society thesis." Wide-ranging in coverage, this study will be of interest to scholars in information science, communication and media studies and social theory. It is a key text for the newly-unified specialism of information society studies, and an indispensable guide to the future of this discipline.
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Education and Society

An Introduction to the Sociology of Education

Author: A. K. C. Ottaway

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415177542

Category: Social Science

Page: 182

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First published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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Library of Congress Subject Headings

Author: Library of Congress,Library of Congress. Office for Subject Cataloging Policy

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Subject headings, Library of Congress

Page: N.A

View: 7268

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Library of Congress Subject Headings

Author: Library of Congress. Office for Subject Cataloging Policy

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Subject headings, Library of Congress

Page: N.A

View: 7709

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Economy and Society

A Study in the Integration of Economic and Social Theory

Author: Talcot Parsons,Neil Smelser

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134685823

Category: Reference

Page: 344

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This volume is designed as a contribution to the synthesis of theory ineconomics and sociology. We believe that the degree of separationbetween these two disciplines separation emphasized by intellectualtraditions and present institutional arrangements arbitrarily concealsa degree of intrinsic intimacy between them which must be brought tothe attention of the respective professional groups.
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The International Handbook on the Sociology of Education

An International Assessment of New Research and Theory

Author: Carlos Alberto Torres,Ari Antikainen

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780742517707

Category: Education

Page: 415

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The twentieth century has been marked by the expansion of educational opportunities worldwide. It has been the century of education, and the role of the state in the promotion of public education has been decisive. Yet, at the millennium's turn efforts to diminish the role of the state are rapidly changing education, especially in terms of its role in democracy. This comprehensive handbook offers a fresh view of the social context of education, outlining the challenges as well as the advances in public and private education systems. The book offers a systematic account of current social theory and methodologies, applied perspectives on the development of education in many regions of the world, and compares key themes such as access, school choice, equity, and educational performance.
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Key Problems of Sociological Theory

Author: John Rex

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415604982

Category: Reference

Page: 204

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First published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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The Sociology of Knowledge

An Essay in Aid of a Deeper Understanding of the History of Ideas

Author: Werner Stark

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415175197

Category: Social Science

Page: 356

View: 4314

First Published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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Understanding Contemporary Society

Theories of the Present

Author: Gary Browning,Abigail Halcli,Frank Webster

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761959267

Category: Social Science

Page: 502

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Understanding Contemporary Society: Theories of the Present is a comprehensive textbook to guide students through the complexities of social theory today. Over 30 chapters, written by an international team of contributors, demonstrate clearly the practical applications of social theory in making sense of the modern world. Students are both introduced to the most significant theories and guided through the major social developments which shape our lives. Key features of the book are: clearly structured and readable prose; bullet pointed summaries and annotated further reading for each topic; makes complex issues accessible to undergraduates; focuses on relevance and practicality; chapter lay-out which is ideal for t
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Sociology Beyond Societies

Mobilities for the Twenty-First Century

Author: John Urry

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134655444

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

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In this ground-breaking contribution to social theory, John Urry argues that the traditional basis of sociology - the study of society - is outmoded in an increasingly borderless world. If sociology is to make a pertinent contribution to the post societal era it must forget the social rigidities of the pre-global order and, instead, switch its focus to the study of both physical and virtual movement. In considering this sociology of mobilities, the book concerns itself with the travels of people, ideas, images, messages, waste products and money across international borders, and the implications these mobilities have to our experiences of time, space, dwelling and citizenship. Sociology Beyond Society extends recent debate about globalisation both by providing an analysis of how mobilities reconstitute social life in uneven and complex ways, and by arguing for the significance of objects, senses, and time and space in the theorising of contemporary life. This book will be essential reading for undergraduates and graduates studying sociology and cultural geography.
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International Encyclopedia of the Sociology of Education

Author: Lawrence J. Saha

Publisher: Pergamon Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: 961

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"This book provides a state-of-the-art resource, for an international audience, of the cumulative results of research and to identify the substantive developments which will take the sociological study of educaion into the next century. This encyclopedia presents the full range of paradigms, theoretical points of view, together with many research methodologies." --Cover.
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Politics of Mass Society

Author: William Kornhauser

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135034737

Category: Reference

Page: 256

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"The Politics of Mass Society" explores the social conditions necessary for democracy and the vulnerabilities of large scale society to totalitarian systems. Mass movements mobilize people who are alienated from the social system, who do not believe in the legitimacy of the established order, and who are therefore ready to engage in efforts to destroy. Contrary to the psychological approach prevalent in European doctrines of mass movements, Kornhauser persuasively argues that social order is the critical factor. The greatest number of people available to mass movements are located in those segments of society that have the fewest ties to social order.The book draws on a wide range of materials - from classical political theory contemporary sociological analysis, historical and intuitional studies, public opinion surveys, and other published and unpublished data. Kornhauser selected political phenomena in organizations, communities, classes, and whole societies. He examined support for communism and fascism in a variety of countries in relation to rates of urbanization and, industrialization, employment, suicide and homicide, among other phenomena. In his new introduction, Irving Louis Horowitz identifies Kornhauser's book as a seminal work of the great tradition in political sociology at mid-twentieth century.Kornhauser points out that modern democratic systems possess a distinct vulnerability to mass movements. He spells out and identifies factors that tend to increase or decrease this vulnerability - not least the health and strength of elites. In this way, the book reveals new clues to the origins and nature of mass political movements. "The Politics of Mass Society" remains the most complete analytical account of the sociological approach to mass society in advanced industrial societies.
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The Sociology of Nationalism

Tomorrow's Ancestors

Author: David McCrone,Professor David McCrone,Mccrone D Staff

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415114592

Category: Political Science

Page: 207

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The issue of nationalism is often surrounded by controversy and the subject has received little academic attention. David McCrone has written a lucid and accessible account of the sociology of nationalism in the late 20th century.
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Encyclopedia of Social Theory

Author: George Ritzer

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1452265461

Category: Social Science

Page: 1056

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The Encyclopedia of Social Theory is an indispensable reference source for anyone interested in the roots of contemporary social theory. It examines the global landscape of all the key theories and the theorists behind them, presenting them in the context needed to understand their strengths and weaknesses. Led by internationally renowned scholar George Ritzer, the Encyclopedia of Social Theory draws together a team of more than 200 international scholars covering the developments, achievements, and prospects of social theory from its inception in the 18th century to the present. Understanding that social theory can both explain and alter the social world, this two-volume set serves as not only a foundation for learning, but also an inspiration for creative and reflexive engagement with the rich range of ideas it contains.
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Organization and Bureaucracy

An Analysis of Modern Theories

Author: Nicos P. Mouzelis

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780415176828

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 228

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This volume traces the modern critical and performance history of this play, one of Shakespeare's most-loved and most-performed comedies. The essay focus on such modern concerns as feminism, deconstruction, textual theory, and queer theory.
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