The modern invention of Information : discourse, history, and power. (Book, 2008) []
skip to content
The modern invention of Information : discourse, history, and power. Preview this item
ClosePreview this item

The modern invention of Information : discourse, history, and power.

Author: Ronald E Day
Publisher: Carbondale : Southern Illinois University Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Paperback ed. 2008View all editions and formats

Provides an historically informed critical analysis of the concept and politics of information. Analysing texts in Europe and the United States, Ronald E. Day's critical reading method goes beyond  Read more...


(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

More like this

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...


Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ronald E Day
ISBN: 9780809328482 0809328488
OCLC Number: 181599792
Description: x, 139 ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: Remembering "Information" --
European documentation: Paul Otler and Suzanne Brier --
Information theory, cybernetics, and the discourse of "man" --
Pierre Lévy and the "virtual" --
Heidegger and Benjamin: the metaphysics and fetish of information --
Conclusion: "information" and the role of critical theory.


Editorial reviews

Publisher Synopsis

"This book should be required reading for all library and information science students and practitioners... Day packs together a whole series of arguments that raise fundamental questions about the Read more...

User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...


All user tags (3)

View most popular tags as: tag list | tag cloud

Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.