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Description - The Information Society by Armand Mattelart

From the author of the bestselling Theories of Communication this short introduction, Armand Mattelart unpacks the notion of the information society, and examines why it has become the dominant paradigm for social change in the twenty-first century. There are few areas of social, political and economic life that have not been affected or challenged by the new technologies of information and communication.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780761949480
ISBN-10: 0761949488
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 129mm x mm)
Pages: 182
Imprint: SAGE Publications Inc
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
Publish Date: 12-Mar-2003
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Armand Mattelart

Critically, Mattelart asks why the notion has come to be dominant in the absence of any critical examination of the conditions under which it has been produced. Combining a long-term historical and geopolitical perspective, Mattelart questions the axioms used to legitimate the information society and critically assesses the ways in which it has been conceptualized as a theoretical concept as well as a policy making tool.

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