The information society : cyber dreams and digital nightmares

TitleThe information society : cyber dreams and digital nightmares
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2008
AuthorsHassan, R
Series TitleDigital media and society series;
PublisherPolity
Publication Languageeng
ISBN Number9780745641799 (hbk.)
Accession Number233790528
Keywordsinformation , Informationsgesellschaft.
AbstractIn this book, the author discusses what makes an information society and explores how information technologies both provide us with greater levels of connectivity and efficiency in our lives, as well as bring about instances of exploitation, commodification, and alienation. The author explores how neoliberal globalization, the information technology produced by this globalization, and how the result of these two combined forces are the acceleration of time and the compression of space, and how these forces and its widespread acceptance by government and business helps build a society where individuals are flexible, efficient, always on, and as embracing of speed as the technologies they use.
Notes21 cm.The information society today : the acceleration of just about everything -- The coming of the information society -- Information takes over -- A shrinking planet -- Commodification and culture in the information society -- Faster and faster -- Who rules? : politics and control in the information society.Includes bibliographical references (p. 237-252) and index.National bibliography no: GBA8C2658; GBA897232 Other format available: Online version:; Hassan, Robert, 1959-; Information society.; Cambridge : Polity, c2008Robert Hassan. More Records: Show record informationInternet resource (url)Book; Internet Resource Date of Entry: 20080804
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