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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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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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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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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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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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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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

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