Critique of information

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SAGE, Mar 28, 2002 - Computers - 234 pages
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This penetrating book raises questions about how power and resistance operate in contemporary society. Scott Lash argues that critique must take place from within information flows, rather than from the safety of `academic detachment' and that information is power. The book identifies a central contradiction of the information society, that is, the more intelligent and rational that the information society becomes, the more irrational may be the consequences. Written by one of the most celebrated commentators on power and culture, the book is a major testament on the prospects of intellectual life in an age dominated by seemingly inexhaustible, global flows of information.

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Informationcritique
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Information
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Critique
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About the author (2002)

Scott Lash is Director of the Centre for Cultural Studies and Professor of Sociology at Goldsmiths College, University of London. He previously taught at Lancaster University for many years. He was a Humboldt Fellow in Berlin between 1988 and 1990. His previous books include "The End of Organized Capitalism" (co-author, 1987), "Sociology of Postmodernism" (1990), "Modernity and Identity" (co-editor, 1992), "Economies of Signs and Space" (co-author, 1994), "Reflexive Modernization" (co-author, 1994) and "Detraditionalization" (co-editor, 1996). His books have been translated into nine languages.