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Critique of Information

Critique of Information

March 2002 | 256 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
This penetrating book raises questions about how power operates in contemporary society. It explains how the speed of information flows has eroded the separate space needed for critical reflection. It argues that there is no longer an 'outside' to the global flows of communication and that the critique of information must take place within the information itself.

The operative unit of the information society is the idea. With the demise of depth reflection, reflexivity through the idea now operates external to the subject in its circulation through networks of humans and intelligent machines. It is these ideas that make the critique of information possible. This book is a major testament to the prospects of culture, politics and theory in the global information society.

Live Zones, Dead Zones
Towards a Global Information Culture

Unruly Objects
The Consequences of Reflexivity

Media Theory
Critique and Sociality
Revisiting the Theory of the Sign

Tradition and the Limits of Difference
Critique of Representation
Henri Lefebvre's Spatial Materialism

Being after Time
The Disinformed Information Society
Technology and Phenomenology
Non-Linear Power
McLuhan and Haraway

Technological Forms of Life

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