The first mass medium to appear, the daily newspaper, coincided with the rise of mass culture in the sense of a way of ... were produced in quantity, the vast masses of society lived largely in ignorance of the affairs of their country.
Author: Lucie Deschênes
Publisher: Laval, [Quebec] : Canadian Workplace Automation Research Centre
Category: Information society
Analysis of the changes resulting from the information revolution and their long-term results. The report covers information issues such as modern methods for transmitting information, new information services, and multimedia conglomerates and global networks; and social issues such as deregulation and the public interest, international competition and national independence, and accelerated changes and the national identity.
Author: European Consortium for Communications ResearchPublish On: 2006
Thus a world declaration, which claims: to build a people-centred, inclusive and development-oriented Information Society, where everyone can create, access, utilize and share information and knowledge, enabling individuals, ...
Author: European Consortium for Communications Research
Publisher: Intellect Books
Category: Digital communications
The Information Society is one of the recurrent imaginaries to describe present-day structures, discourses and practices. Within its meaning is enshrined the promise of a better world, sometimes naively assuming a technological deus ex machina, in other cases hoping for the creation of policy tools that will overcome a diversity of societal divides. With the two-phased World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS), the United Nations attempted to stimulate the development of such tools. Simultaneously, the WSIS is a large-scale experiment in multistakeholderism. The objective was to create a more balanced decision-making process that would allow the voices of civil society and business actors to be heard in international politics. This book aims to evaluate the potentialities of both the Information Society, and the WSIS in supporting and constructing more democratic, just and developed societies. It is the second book arising from the intellectual work of European Consortium for Communications Research members.
First, there are works nominally about the information society but in reality confined mainly to discussions of technological developments. A good example is Kenneth Laudon et al.'s Information Technology and Society (1994).
Author: Alistair S. Duff
Category: Social Science
We are often told that we are "living in an information society" or that we are "information workers." But what exactly do these claims mean, and how might they be verified? In this important methodological study, Alistair S. Duff cuts through the rhetoric to get to the bottom of the "information society thesis." Wide-ranging in coverage, this study will be of interest to scholars in information science, communication and media studies and social theory. It is a key text for the newly-unified specialism of information society studies, and an indispensable guide to the future of this discipline.
This might partially explain why both focus on a techno-economic paradigm that neither fully reflects society's present structure, nor the wider needs of a future information society. According to Delors, human activities in the new ...
Author: Karamjit S. Gill
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Human-centredness: A Challenge to Post-industrial Europe? The key power in industrial society has been linked to the possession of capital and factory. In the "information society" it could be rather different. If one accepts that that the key power in the information society will be linked not so much to the ownership of information but to human creativity nourished by that information, the productive force of today and tomorrow, could be more and more the human brain. Making use of one's intelligence is always accompanied by positive emotion, which in turn further activates the intelligence. But, unfortunately, under present conditions workers of all levels live in fear, anxiety and stress rather than desire and motivation. The question of "basic human ecology" (quality of life) is, therefore, a major strategic factor. It is precisely the opposite to the mechanisms of exclusion that currently dominate our society: exclusion of young people through joblessness - but also exclusion through technology, as with the helplessness of older people or the poorly educated confronted with ticket dispensing machines or other automats. This is not idle theorizing, it corresponds to concrete facts. It is, for example, how some observers interpret the crisis at IBM. Because its programs were less 'human-friendly', it was shaken to its foundations by Apple and Microsof- though it seems since to have learnt its lesson.
within the IST Fifth Framework of Mobile and Satellite Communications; to name a few, the projects ROMANTIK , ARROWS , PACWOMAN , and CAUTION . ... 170 Towards the Wireless Information Society: Heterogeneous Networks.
Author: Ramjee Prasad
Publisher: Artech House Universal Persona
Category: Technology & Engineering
Accompanying DVD-ROM contains further details on critical topics related to the research discussed in the book.
The current situation surrounding information society measurement inspires cautious optimism. ... the state and capacity of statistical infrastructures, budgetary constraints and trade-offs, and cultural attitudes towards information.
Publisher: OECD Publishing
This Guide to Measuring the Information Society is a compilation of concepts, definitions, classifications and methods for information society measurement and analysis.
Some commentators dismiss this anxiety , convinced that , at least in the longer term , ' trickle down ' will ensure that all get access to information and its associated tech- nologies . Broadly speaking , most commentators in this ...
Author: Frank Webster
Publisher: Psychology Press
Category: Information society
Pulling together contributions to the information society debate from some of the field's key figures, this book addresses and examines key topics, providing an invaluable resource for students and academics alike.
To Roszak this is the mythology of 'information' talk: the term disguises differences, but in putting all information into one big pot, instead of admitting that what we get is insipid soup, the perverse suggestion is that we have an ...
Author: Frank Webster
Publisher: Psychology Press
Popular opinion suggests that information has become a distinguishing feature of the modern world. Where once economies were built on industry and conquest, we are now instead said to be part of a global information economy. In this new and thoroughly revised edition of his popular book, author Webster brings his work up-to-date both with new theoretical work and with social and technological changes - such as the rapid growth of the internet and accelerated globalization - and reassesses the work of key theorists in light of these changes. This book is essential reading for students of contemporary social theory and anybody interested in social and technological change in the post-war era.
From Civil Society to Information Society ? SLAVKO SPLICHAL While for centuries the term " society " denoted any relationship , com- pany , or association ( in the sense of deliberate association for some purpose ) , since the ...
Author: Slavko Splichal
Publisher: Purdue University Press
Category: Civil society
A number of authors, including several contributors to this collection, argue that on the eve of the 21st century, civil society is beginning to disintegrate everywhere. In this volume, fifteen scholars from ten different countries address that argument by problematizing the relation between the older concept, civil society, and the newer one, information society, and offering perspectives on future directions.
In the information society , the human right to information will inevitably change both in nature and content in the course of the computer revolution . Viewed thus , let us discuss computer privacy in its relation to the development of ...