The Information Society

The Information Society : Issues and Illusions

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This book provides an overview of debates about whether we are entering into a phase of social existence without precedent - the 'information society'. Intended as a bridge between the literatures of 'social theory' and the 'social impact of technology', this study exposes the myths surrounding the creation of the information society, discussing technologies such as cable TV and robotics.show more

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  • Electronic book text
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
  • Polity Press
  • United Kingdom
  • 9780745667591

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Acknowledgements Preface 1. Introduction: Roots of the Information Society Idea 2. A Marriage of Convergence?The Shaping of IT 3. A New Economy: New Classes? 4. New Technology, Employment, Work and Skill 5. Information, Democracy and the State 6. The Global Dimension 7. Information, Meaning and Culture 8. Information, Ideology and Utopia References Select Bibliography Indexshow more

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"This is a lucid exposition of the empirical, conceptual and ethical issues surrounding the idea of the information society. In analysing significant contemporary transformations associated with the growth of information technology, David Lyon has clearly demonstrated the importance of the sociological approach." John Eldridge, University of Glasgow -This is a lucid exposition of the empirical, conceptual and ethical issues surrounding the idea of the information society. In analysing significant contemporary transformations associated with the growth of information technology, David Lyon has clearly demonstrated the importance of the sociological approach.- John Eldridge, University of Glasgowshow more

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