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Information Society

David Lyon

Information Society

David Lyon

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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

- Publisher 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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About "Information Society"

"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
- Publisher

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.
- Publisher

Meet the Author

David Lyon

David Lyon is Professor of Sociology at Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario. He has held visiting positions at the University of Leeds, UK; Calvin College, USA; Wilfrid Laurier University, Canada; Monash University, Australia; Auckland University, New Zealand; the National University of Singapore; the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, France; and the University of Tokyo, Japan. His work has been translated into over ten languages, and includes The Electronic Eye: The Rise of Surveillance Society (1994), and Postmodernity 2nd Edition (1999) also published by Open University Pres

Table Of Contents

  • Introduction - Roots Of The Information Society Idea
  • A Marriage Of Convergence? - The Shaping Of It
  • A New Economy - New Classes?
  • New Technology, Employment, Work And Skill
  • Information, Democracy And The State
  • The Global Dimension
  • Information, Meaning And Culture
  • Information, Ideology And Utopia.

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Product Details
  • Catalogue Code 66514
  • Product Code 0745603696
  • EAN 9780745603698
  • Pages 208
  • Department Academic
  • Category Christian Worldview
  • Sub-Category Media/culture
  • Publisher Blackwell Publishing
  • Publication Date Feb 1988
  • Dimensions 2159 x 1458 x 122 mm
  • Weight 0.260kg

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