The Information Society: Evolving Landscapes

Editors: Berleur, J., Clement, A., Sizer, R., Whitehouse, D. (Eds.)

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UR Reader consists of a set of essays written by international authors many 0 of whom are acknowledged experts in one or more aspects of information technology (IT) and its implications for society. The contents have been influenced by the fact that the relationship between IT and society has to be considered in an holistic context. Our purpose has been to present this series of essays in the loosely related perspectives of landscapes which reflect that holism. As editors, we have chosen to leave people free to select the different perspectives and traverse the landscapes in any manner they choose. The Reader seeks to raise social awareness of the issues at stake when we talk 1 about computers and social accountability and aims to encourage wider discus­ sion of the issues involved. It has a normative set of aims and indicates a determi­ nation to explore a possible reshaping and restructuring of information technol­ ogy according to human needs. In an Epilogue, new pointers are given for action. In what follows, we describe the rationale behind "The Information Society: Evolving Landscapes"; we move from the conference held at the University of Namur in June, 1988, which shaped the perspectives, then on to the various routes by which the landscapes can be traversed.

Table of contents (28 chapters)

  • The Ethics of Computing?

    Burkert, Herbert

    Pages 4-19

  • Some Historical Remarks

    Breton, Philippe

    Pages 24-30

  • The Question of the Legitimacy of the Computer

    Laufer, Romain

    Pages 31-61

  • Computerization Movements and the Mobilization of Support for Computing

    Kling, Rob (et al.)

    Pages 62-83

  • The Cultural Scenery of Information Technology

    Rijn, Felix

    Pages 90-95

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eBook $84.99
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Softcover $109.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Information Society: Evolving Landscapes
Editors
  • Jacques Berleur
  • Andrew Clement
  • Richard Sizer
  • Diane Whitehouse
Copyright
1990
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
Distribution Rights
Distribution rights for Canada: Captus Press Inc., North York, ON, Canada
eBook ISBN
978-1-4757-4328-9
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4757-4328-9
Softcover ISBN
978-0-387-97453-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 525
Additional Information
Jointly published with Captus University Publications
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