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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Education and Society

An Introduction to the Sociology of Education

Author: Andrew Kenneth Cosway Ottaway

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415177542

Category: Social Science

Page: 182

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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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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 Information Society Reader

Author: Frank Webster

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415319270

Category: Computers

Page: 449

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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. With a comprehensive introduction from Frank Webster, selections from Manuel Castells, Anthony Giddens, Michel Foucault and Christopher Lasch amongst others, and section introductions contextualising the readings, this book will be an invaluable resource for students and academics studying contemporary society and all things cyber.
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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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Economy and Society

A Study in the Integration of Economic and Social Theory

Author: Talcott Parsons,Neil J. Smelser

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Economics

Page: 322

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The Functions of Social Conflict

Author: Lewis A. Coser

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0415176271

Category: Social Science

Page: 188

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