The Information Society: Cyber Dreams and Digital Nightmares

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What are we to make of the information society? Many prominenttheorists have argued it to be the most profound and comprehensivetransformation of economy, culture and politics since the rise ofthe industrial way of life in the 18th century. Some saw itsarrival in a positive light, where the dreams of democracy, of‘connectivity’ and ‘efficiency’ constituteda break with the old ways. But other thinkers viewed it more interms of the recurrent nightmare of capitalism, where the processesof exploitation, commodification and alienation are given muchfreer rein than ever before. In this book Robert Hassan, aprominent theorist in new media and its effects, analyses andcritically appraises these positions and forms them into a coherentnarrative to illuminate the phenomenon.

Surveying the works of major information society theorists fromDaniel Bell to Nicholas Negroponte, and from Vincent Mosco toManuel Castells, The Information Society is an invaluableresource for understanding the nature of the informationsociety—as well as the meta-processes of neoliberalglobalisation and the revolution in information technologies thatmade it possible.

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Robert Hassan is Senior Researcher in Media and Communications at the University of Melbourne.

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“Robert Hassan provides here an accessible and valuablereview of the information society, with his own forceful argumentfor the role of neo-liberalism in shaping this accelerating andvolatile world in which we must live.”
Frank Webster, City University of London

“Robert Hassan has successfully updated the stale notionof information society. From the perspective of Internet cultureHassan takes apart the self-evident information technology hype.Instead of leading us further down into cold, sociologicalformulas, The Information Society engages in contemporarydebates around the network effect. Hassan singles out twoprocesses: commodification and acceleration. The criticalcontribution centres around the speed illusion of today's networksociety, culminating in the often heard question: how do you dealwith chronic distraction?”
Geert Lovink, University of Amsterdam

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