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

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

Author: Ronald E Day
Publisher: Carbondale : Southern Illinois University Press, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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: Electronic books
History
Geschiedenis (vorm)
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Day, Ronald E., 1959-
Modern invention of information.
Carbondale : Southern Illinois University Press, ©2001
(DLC) 00047033
(OCoLC)45136686
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ronald E Day
ISBN: 0585457506 9780585457505 0809328488 9780809328482 9780809385324 0809385325 1299454739 9781299454736
Language Note: English.
OCLC Number: 52697285
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [Place of publication not identified] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (x, 139 pages)
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
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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