Competing Visions, Complex Realities: Social Aspects of the Information Society

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Jorge Reina Schement, Leah A. Lievrouw
Ablex Publishing Corporation, Jan 1, 1987 - Business & Economics - 167 pages
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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.

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Introduction The Fundamental Assumptions of Information
Images of the Information Society
Old Foundations for a New Information Age

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About the author (1987)

Jorge Reina Schement is associate dean for graduate studies and research in the College of Comunications at Pennsylvania State University, as well as professor of communications and information studies. His publication include seven books and numerous articles. He has lectured in Latin America and Europe.

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