Society on the Line: Information Politics in the Digital Age / Edition 1

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Overview

Society on the Line presents a new way of thinking about the social and economic implications of the revolution in information and communication technologies (ICTs). It offers a clear overview of information in the digital age, and explains how social and technical choices about ICTs influence access to information, people, services, and technologies themselves.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780198774600
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 4/28/1999
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 416
  • Lexile: 1450L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

William H. Dutton, Professor at the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, was National Director of the UK's Programme on Information and Communication Technologies while a Visiting Professor at Brunel University. He is the author of Wired Cities and Computers and Politics.

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Table of Contents

Part I. A New Perspective of the Information Revolution
1. Introduction: Tele-Access - The Outcome of an Ecology of Games
2. Information Politics, Technology and Society
Part II. Social Dimensions of the Technical: Social, Cultural, and Political Processes Shaping Tele-Access
3. Technologies Shaping Tele-Access: A Force for Social Change
4. The Social Shaping of Tele-Access: Inventing our Futures
Part III. Tele-Access in Business, Management and Work
5. The Reach and Boundaries of Business and Management: Virtual Organizations
6. Redesigning the Workplace: Challenging Geographical and Cultural Constraints on Access
Part IV. Public Access in Politics, Governance, and Education
7. Digital Democracy: Electronic Access to Politics and Services
8. Knowledge Access: Reconfiguring Users and Producers in Teaching and Research
Part V. The Virtual City: Shaping Access in Everyday Life
9. The Intelligent Household: For Richer or Poorer
10. Wiring the Global Village
Part VI. Industrial Strategies and Public Policies
11. Regulating Access: Broadening the Policy Debate
12. The Politics of Tele-Access: Social Relations in a Network Society Glossary Bibliography
Part I. A New Perspective of the Information Revolution
1. Introduction: Tele-Access - The Outcome of an Ecology of Games
2. Information Politics, Technology and Society
Part II. Social Dimensions of the Technical: Social, Cultural, and Political Processes Shaping Tele-Access
3. Technologies Shaping Tele-Access: A Force for Social Change
4. The Social Shaping of Tele-Access: Inventing our Futures
Part III. Tele-Access in Business, Management and Work
5. The Reach and Boundaries of Business and Management: Virtual Organizations
6. Redesigning the Workplace: Challenging Geographical and Cultural Constraints on Access
Part IV. Public Access in Politics, Governance, and Education
7. Digital Democracy: Electronic Access to Politics and Services
8. Knowledge Access: Reconfiguring Users and Producers in Teaching and Research
Part V. The Virtual City: Shaping Access in Everyday Life
9. The Intelligent Household: For Richer or Poorer
10. Wiring the Global Village
Part VI. Industrial Strategies and Public Policies
11. Regulating Access: Broadening the Policy Debate
12. The Politics of Tele-Access: Social Relations in a Network Society Glossary Bibliography

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