The Information Society: Economic, Social, and Structural Issues

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Contents
Prefaceix
1 Toward a Definition of the Information Society1 CHARLES STEINFELD AND JERRY L. SALVAGGIO
Introduction1
Research Perspectives3
New Directions for Research12
References13
2 Evolving into an Information Society: Problems and Issues15 BENJAMIN J. BATES
Work18
Access21
Political Implications24
Conclusion25
References25
3 The Origins of the Information Society in the United States: Competing Visions29 JORGE REINA SCHEMENT
From Patterns to Explanations31

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Table of contents

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  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Preface ix
  • 1 - Toward a Definition of the Information Society 1
  • References 13
  • 2 - Evolving to an Information Society: Issues and Problems 15
  • References 25
  • 3 - The Origins of the Information Society in the United States: Competing Visions 29
  • References 48
  • 4 - Silicon Valley: A Scenario for the Information Society of Tomorrow 51
  • References 62
  • 5 - A Comparative Perspective on Information Societies 63
  • References 86
  • 6 - Communication Technology: For Better or for Worse? 89
  • References 103
  • 7 - Information for What Kind of Society? 105
  • References 113
  • 8 - Is Privacy Possible in an Information Society? 115
  • References 129
  • Selected Reading 131
  • Author Index 135
  • Subject Index 139
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