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The modern invention of information : discourse, history, and power

Author: Ronald E Day
Publisher: Carbondale : Southern Illinois University Press, ©2001.
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"Examining texts from different information ages in Europe and the United States, Ronald E. Day argues that the history of information culture in the twentieth century ideologically shapes the very form for history and historicity in modernity." "After laying the groundwork and justifying his method of close reading for this study, Day examines the texts of two pre-World War II documentalists, Paul Otlet and Suzanne  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Day, Ronald E., 1959-
Modern invention of information.
Carbondale : Southern Illinois University Press, ©2001
(OCoLC)606589235
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ronald E Day
ISBN: 0809323907 9780809323906
OCLC Number: 45136686
Notes: Machine generated contents note: Introduction: Remembering "Information" European Documentation: Paul Otlet and Suzanne Brier Information Theory, Cybernetics, and the Discoure of "Man" Pierre L, y and the "Virtual" Heidegger and Benjamin: The Metaphysics and Fetish of Information Conclusion: "Information" and the Role of Critical Theory Notes Works Cited Index.
Description: x, 139 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction: Remembering "Information" --
2. European Documentation: Paul Otlet and Suzanne Briet --
3. Information Theory, Cybernetics, and the Discourse of "Man" --
4. Pierre Levy and the "Virtual" --
5. Heidegger and Benjamin: The Metaphysics and Fetish of Information --
6. Conclusion: "Information" and the Role of Critical Theory.
Responsibility: Ronald E. Day.

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A historically-informed critical analysis of the concept and politics of information in the 20th century. The author's critical reading method engages specific historical texts from Europe and the  Read more...
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