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Information is regarded as a distinguishing feature of our world.
Where once economies were built on industry and conquest, we are
now part of a global information economy. Pervasive media,
expanding information occupations and the development of the
internet convince many that living in an Information Society is the
destiny of us all. Coping in an era of information flows, of
virtual relationships and breakneck change poses challenges to one
and all. In Theories of the Information Society Frank Webster sets
out to make sense of the information explosion, taking a sceptical
look at what thinkers mean when they refer to the Information
Society, and critically examining the major post-war approaches to
informational development. The fourth edition of this classic study
brings it up to date with new research and with social and
technological changes - from the 'Twitter Revolutions' of North
Africa, to financial crises that introduced the worst recession in
a life time, to the emergence of social media and blogging - and
reassesses the work of key theorists in the light of these changes.
More outspoken than in previous editions, Webster urges abandonment
of Information Society scenarios, preferring analysis of the
informatization of long-established relationships. This
interdisciplinary book is essential reading for those trying to
make sense of social and technological change in the post-war era.
It addresses issues of central concern to students of sociology,
politics, geography, communications, information science, cultural
studies, computing and librarianship.
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++++ The Cut-over Pine Lands Of The South For Beef-cattle
Production; Issue 827 Of Bulletin (United States. Dept. Of
Agriculture) Frank Webster Farley, Smith Winford Greene U.S. Dept.
of Agriculture, 1921 Technology & Engineering; Agriculture;
General; Beef cattle; Cutover lands; Pastures; Technology &
Engineering / Agriculture / Animal Husbandry; Technology &
Engineering / Agriculture / General