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The Information Society: Issues and Illusions

By: David Lyon


Description

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.

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Paperback
Status
Available
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780745603698
ISBN10
0745603696
Publication Dates ROW:
Feb 1988
Publication Dates US:
Jan 1991
Publication Dates Aus & NZ:
Feb 1988



Format
215 x 140 mm
8.44 x 5.51 in
Pages
208 pages
E-book
Status
Available
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780745667591
ISBN10
0745667597
Publication Dates ROW:
Apr 2013
Publication Dates US:
Apr 2013
Publication Dates Aus & NZ:
Apr 2013


Format
229 x 152 mm
9.02 x 5.98 in
Pages
208 pages

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Reviews

"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

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Table of Contents

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 Index

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