The Information Society: Economic, Social, and Structural Issues, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

The Information Society

Economic, Social, and Structural Issues, 1st Edition

By Jerry L. Salvaggio


152 pages

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First Published in 1989. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


"…makes provocative reading for a wide audience and is sure to stimulate heated discussion and debate."

Science Books & Films

"…provides a valuable introduction to the emerging concepts and approaches for operationally defining an `information society.' The work's strength is its attention to social, structural and economic factors which are useful in identifying postindustrial societies….offers an exciting analysis of an emerging frontier that will continue to command the interests of social scientists in years to come."

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Table of Contents

Contents: C. Steinfield, J.L. Salvaggio, Toward a Definition of the Information Society. B.J. Bates, Evolving into an Information Society: Problems and Issues. J.R. Schement, The Origins of the Information Society in the United States: Competing Visions. J.K. Larsen, E.M. Rogers, Silicon Valley: A Scenario for the Information Society of Tomorrow. W.H. Dutton, J.G. Blumler, A Comparative Perspective of Information Societies. D. Bell, Communication Technology: For Better or for Worse? H.I. Schiller, Information for What Kind of Society? J.L. Salvaggio, Is Privacy Possible in an Information Society?

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Media Studies