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

"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 justif...

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Author / Creator:Day, Ronald E., 1959-
Imprint:Carbondale : Southern Illinois University Press, ©2001.
Description:1 online resource (x, 139 pages)
Language:English
Subject:Information society -- History.
Information theory -- History.
Information theory in literature.
Information science -- Philosophy -- History.
Sciences de l'information -- Philosophie -- Histoire.
Société informatisée -- Histoire.
Théorie de l'information -- Histoire.
Information, Théorie de l', dans la littérature.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Anthropology -- Cultural.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Public Policy -- Cultural Policy.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Popular Culture.
Information science -- Philosophy.
Information society.
Information theory.
Information theory in literature.
Informatiemaatschappij.
Informatietheorie.
Informatiewetenschap.
Sociedade da informação (história)
Teoria da informação (história)
Electronic books.
History.
Geschiedenis (vorm)
Format: E-Resource Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/11125675
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ISBN:0585457506
9780585457505
0809328488
9780809328482
9780809385324
0809385325
1299454739
9781299454736
0809323907
9780809323906
Notes:Includes bibliographical references (pages 131-134) and index.
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Summary:"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 Briet. Through the work of Otlet and Briet, Day shows how documentation and information were associated with notions of cultural progress. Both writers understood documentation to reflect historical progress as well as to rationally create social order and community."--Jacket
Other form:Print version: Day, Ronald E., 1959- Modern invention of information. Carbondale : Southern Illinois University Press, ©2001 0809323907