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The Information Society: Cyber Dreams and Digital Nightmares (Digital Media and Society)

Robert Hassan

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ISBN 10: 0745641792 / ISBN 13: 9780745641799
Published by Polity, 2008
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Title: The Information Society: Cyber Dreams and ...

Publisher: Polity

Publication Date: 2008

Binding: Hardcover

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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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