European Modernism and the Information Society: Informing the Present, Understanding the Past

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W. Boyd Rayward
Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., 2008 - Social Science - 343 pages
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Uniting a team of international and interdisciplinary scholars, this volume considers the views of early twentieth-century European thinkers on the creation, dissemination and management of publicly available information. European Modernism and the Information Society will interest all who are curious about the creation of a modern networked information society.
  

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Contents

Introduction
1
The Uneasy Relations between
27
On the Cultural and Intellectual Context of European Documentation
45
Prolegomena to an Alternative
59
The Role of Facts in Paul Otlets Modernist Project of Documentation
75
European Resistance
89
Architectural and Epistemological Differences
105
Otlets
127
Fabian Anticipations of
185
Public Science in Britain and the Origins of Documentation
201
The March of the Modern and the Reconstitution of the Worlds
223
An Encyclopedia in Otto Neuraths
257
Otto Neuraths ISOTYPE Project
279
F M Feldhaus and the Historiography of Technology
295
Aspects of the German Information
307
Index
329

Documents and Culture in Suzanne Briets
155

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