Theories of the Information Society
Routledge – 1995 – 264 pages
Information has come to be regarded as a symbol of the age in which we live. Talk nowadays is of an `information technology' revolution, even of an `information society'. But just what does this mean? In Theories of the Information Society Frank Webster sets out to make sense of the information explosion. He examines and assesses a variety of `images of the information society', and takes a sceptical look at what thinkers mean when they do refer to an `information society'. He looks closely at different approaches to informational developments, and provides critical commentaries on all the major post-war theories.
'… will be a useful an certainly thought-provoking introductory textbook for courses bearing upon this most heralded of social formations. And at 12.99. the beautifully produced paperback version of the book can also be strongly recommended for purchase by information practitioners seeking to develop a sociologically-literature understanding of their millieu.' I