The contributors to this volume present the ideas of early Twentieth Century European thinkers about how best to create, disseminate and manage publicly available information.Interdisciplinary in perspective, the volume reflects the nature of the thinkers discussed, including: Otto Neurath, Patrick Geddes, the English Fabians, Paul Otlet, Wilhelm Ostwald and H G Wells. It also charts the interest since the latter part of the nineteenth century in finding new ways to think about and to devise systems and technologies to manage the growing body of available information in such a way that Western civilization might be advanced; social misery and inequalities across classes and nations alleviated; economic prosperity promoted; and to the cause of peaceful coexistence among nations advanced. In doing so, the contributors provide a novel historical context for assessing widely held assumptions about today's globalized, 'post modern' information society.This volume will be of interest to sociologists, cultural studies scholars, historians of architecture, urban planning, science and technology studies and to library and information scientists as well as to all who are curious about the complex context of what has been called today's information revolution and the creation of a modern networked information society.
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Descrizione libro Routledge, 2008. Hardback. Condizione libro: NEW. 9780754649281 This listing is a new book, a title currently in-print which we order directly and immediately from the publisher. Codice libro della libreria HTANDREE01014301
Descrizione libro Ashgate Pub Co, 2008. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Brand New. illustrated edition. 358 pages. 9.15x6.05x1.00 inches. In Stock. Codice libro della libreria __0754649288
Descrizione libro Ashgate, 2008. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 0754649288