Competing Visions, Complex Realities

Competing Visions, Complex Realities

Author: Jorge Reina Schement

Publisher: Praeger

ISBN: UOM:39015013120806

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 167

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This books examines social aspects of information-oriented society in the United States. Each contributor focuses on a specific and significant social aspect of the information-oriented society. Areas covered include: understanding the extent of information work in the United States; analyzing information work in the health care industry; defining information in an information-oriented society; the evolution of the concept of information in the courts; the coporatization and privatization of information in the economy; information and the restructuring of the family environment; information in the rural sector; the emergence of Silicon Valley; and social attitudes and values toward information technology.
Competing Visions, Complex Realities
Language: en
Pages: 167
Authors: Jorge Reina Schement, Leah A. Lievrouw, Melvin J. Voigt
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 1987 - Publisher: Praeger

This books examines social aspects of information-oriented society in the United States. Each contributor focuses on a specific and significant social aspect of the information-oriented society. Areas covered include: understanding the extent of information work in the United States; analyzing information work in the health care industry; defining information in
Tendencies and Tensions of the Information Age
Language: en
Pages: 285
Authors: Jorge Reina Schement
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-04-24 - Publisher: Routledge

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
Accessing and Browsing Information and Communication
Language: en
Pages: 357
Authors: Ronald E. Rice, Maureen McCreadie, Shan-Ju L. Chang
Categories: Computers
Type: BOOK - Published: 2001 - Publisher: MIT Press

An interdisciplinary study of the basic human activities of accessing and browsing. This book contends that accessing and browsing information and communication are multidimensional and consequential aspects of the information user's entire experience and of general human behavior. Problems in information creation, processing, transmittal, and use often arise from an
A Private Sphere
Language: en
Pages: 208
Authors: Zizi A. Papacharissi
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-04-23 - Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Online technologies excite the public imagination with narratives of democratization. The Internet is a political medium, borne of democracy, but is it democratizing? Late modern democracies are characterized by civic apathy, public skepticism, disillusionment with politics, and general disinterest in conventional political process. And yet, public interest in blogging, online
Theories of the Information Society
Language: en
Pages: 416
Authors: Frank Webster
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-03-21 - Publisher: Routledge

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