Key Thinkers for the Information Society

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Christopher May
Psychology Press, 2003 - Computers - 194 pages
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Key Thinkers for the Information Society provides an introduction to some important social theorists whose work has considerable relevance to today's 'brave new world' of information and communication technologies. With the aim of widening current perspectives on the information society, each contributor introduces a particular theorist and discusses the way in which their insights can be reintroduced into debates regarding the social, political and cultural impact of ICTs. Theorists presented in Volume 1 include some well-known and some less well-known figures: Walter Benjamin; Murray Edeleman; Jacques Ellul; Harold Innes; Lewis Mumford; Karl Polanyi; Eric Elmer Scattachneider and Raymond Williams. Each has something fresh and pertinent to say and taken as a whole this volume provides an exciting new resource for contemporary studies.
 

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Contents

Editors introduction
1
Walter Benjamin
12
Murray Edelman
43
Jacques Ellul
65
Harold Innis
87
Lewis Mumford
109
KarlPolanyi
135
Elmer Eric Schattschneider
154
Raymond Williams
173
Index
191
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR Christopher May, despite being legally blind since birth, began his writing career in 1995 while working with his wife as her special education assistant by day, playing music by night and raising the first three children. He has now written six Christian thrillers and has written over 400 songs. He received a B.S. degree in Broadcast Performance (Murray State University, 1982), a B.S. degree in Ministries (Mid Continent University, 1999) and became an ordained Baptist minister in 1994. Chris resides in Summerville, SC with his wife, children and their three rescue dogs. He is a worship leader (with his praise team, Chris May and the Blind Side Band), Sunday School teacher and continues to volunteer in his wife's special education classroom. Chris is also a member of the Christian rock band ABIDE.

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