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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Routledge
Publication date March 25, 2014
Pages 404
Binding Paperback
Edition 4th
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780415718790
ISBN-10 0415718791
Dimensions 1 by 6.75 by 9.50 in.
Weight 1.80 lbs.
Original list price $61.95
Summaries and Reviews
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Information is regarded as a distinguishing feature of our world. Where once economies were built on industry and conquest, we are now part of a global information economy. Pervasive media, expanding information occupations and the development of the internet convince many that living in an Information Society is the destiny of us all. Coping in an era of information flows, of virtual relationships and breakneck change poses challenges to one and all.

In Theories of the Information Society Frank Webster sets out to make sense of the information explosion, taking a sceptical look at what thinkers mean when they refer to the Information Society, and critically examining the major post-war approaches to informational development. The fourth edition of this classic study brings it up to date with new research and with social and technological changes – from the ‘Twitter Revolutions’ of North Africa, to financial crises that introduced the worst recession in a life time, to the emergence of social media and blogging – and reassesses the work of key theorists in the light of these changes.

More outspoken than in previous editions, Webster urges abandonment of Information Society scenarios, preferring analysis of the informatization of long-established relationships. This interdisciplinary book is essential reading for those trying to make sense of social and technological change in the post-war era. It addresses issues of central concern to students of sociology, politics, geography, communications, information science, cultural studies, computing and librarianship.



Editions
Hardcover
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4th edition from Routledge (March 20, 2014)
9780415718783 | details & prices | 404 pages | 7.25 × 10.25 × 1.25 in. | 1.90 lbs | List price $170.00
About: Information is regarded as a distinguishing feature of our world.
3 edition from Routledge (July 24, 2006)
9780415406321 | details & prices | 317 pages | 7.25 × 10.00 × 0.75 in. | 1.45 lbs | List price $235.00
About: Coping in an era of information flows, of virtual relationships and breakneck change poses challenges to one and all.
2 sub edition from Routledge (May 1, 2002)
9780415282000 | details & prices | 304 pages | 6.25 × 9.25 × 1.00 in. | 1.30 lbs | List price $184.00
About: Popular opinion suggests that information has become a distinguishing feature of the modern world.
from Routledge (September 1, 1995)
9780415105736 | details & prices | 257 pages | 6.50 × 9.75 × 1.00 in. | 1.20 lbs | List price $174.00
About: Information has come to be regarded as a symbol of the age in which we live.
Paperback
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The price comparison is for this edition
4th edition from Routledge (March 25, 2014)
9780415718790 | details & prices | 404 pages | 6.75 × 9.50 × 1.00 in. | 1.80 lbs | List price $61.95
About: Information is regarded as a distinguishing feature of our world.
3 edition from Routledge (August 10, 2006)
9780415406338 | details & prices | 317 pages | 7.00 × 10.00 × 1.00 in. | 0.58 lbs | List price $56.95
About: Coping in an era of information flows, of virtual relationships and breakneck change poses challenges to one and all.
2 edition from Routledge (May 1, 2002)
9780415282017 | details & prices | 304 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 0.75 in. | 1.05 lbs | List price $53.95
About: Popular opinion suggests that information has become a distinguishing feature of the modern world.
With Frank C. Clifford | from Routledge (September 1, 1995)
9780415105743 | details & prices | 6.25 × 9.50 × 0.75 in. | 0.95 lbs | List price $51.95
This edition also contains Solar Arc Directions
About: Information has come to be regarded as a symbol of the age in which we live.
Miscellaneous
from Routledge (January 9, 2007)
9780203962824 | details & prices | 312 pages | List price $44.95
from Routledge (May 3, 2002)
9780203426265 | details & prices | 264 pages | List price $45.95

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