Tendencies and Tensions of the Information Age: The Production and Distribution of Information in the United States

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Transaction Publishers, 01.01.1995 - 285 Seiten

The development of technology and the hunger for information has caused a wave of change in daily life in America. Nearly every American's environment now consists of cable television, video cassette players, answering machines, fax machines, and personal computers. Schement and Curtis argue that the information age has evolved gradually throughout the twentieth century. National focus on the production and distribution of information stems directly from the organizing principles and realities of the market system, not from a revolution sparked by the invention of the computer.

Now available in paperback, Tendencies and Tensions of the Information Age, brings together findings from many disciplines, including classical studies, etymology, political sociology, and macroeconomics. This valuable resource will be enjoyed by sociologists, historians, and scholars of communication and information studies.

 

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Inhalt

The New Industrial Society
21
Interconnectedness
47
Information Work
71
Media Environments
103
Tensions
131
Technological Visions
173
The Information Society as a State of Mind
205
Appendix A
229
Name Index
279
Subject Index
283
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