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Information Society Dimensions

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Gyártó JATEPress
Szerző: Z. Karvalics László
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Szerző: László Z. Karvalics

Kiadás éve: 2010

ISBN 978 963 482 999 7

Súly: 382 g

Egyéb információk: 226 oldal, B/5, keménykötés

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CONTENTS

Acknowledgements

Preface

1. Theory. Information society – what is it exactly? (The meaning, history and conceptual framework of an expression)

A concept and what lies behind it

Information society – the birth of a concept

Tribulations concerning the etymology of the information society

Information and knowledge – surpassing an artificial separation

Defining the information society

Models instead of definitions

The historical background of information society

The theory of information society in operation – three information society narratives

The „great narrative” – civilisation theory context – macro level

The „small narrative” – development theory context – meso level

The „mini narrative” – praxis and reflection – micro level

Social informatics and information society

Vital issues of information society

Meaning-archeological considerations – once again and finally

„Information society” as a new industrial dominance-position – descriptive economic classification

„Information society” as a post-industrial substance – the economy and the society approached from a comprehensive, normative political change of paradigm

„Information society” as a social image and ideal based on the analysis of trends and serving inderstanding and strategic planning – anthropological prognostics

„Information society” as the apprehension of the appliers’ world of the present and the near future – analysing pistures of the transforming social subsystems

„Information society” as policy – the hybris of social planning

„Information society” as the focus of a social synthesis – from the in depth analysis of the changing reality to the scientific-teleologic abstraction

The completive creators of public opinion

2. POLICY. Information strategies: an „information society” being under construction

Historical prelude: gleaning from patterns of information competitiveness as generated among nations from the early high cultures to the middle of the 20th century

Prehistory: the Information Society emerges and becomes an issue of competition. The Amerocan-japanese Tandem (1956–1978) and the newcompetitors (1978–1991)

The decade of comprehensive national information strategies: sprinting into the future – winners and losers (1992–2002)

Conclusions

The Malaysian case

Types, preliminaries, initiatives and future of the information strategies (Typology under construction)

Complete and Partial Information Strategies

Types and features within the Complete Information Strategies

Fields of Information Strategy Pre-History

The future of Information Strategies

„Information society” in Eastern Europe? Chances, possibilities, tasks and programs

Burdens 1. Historically developed problems of structure and attitude

Burdens 2. The cultural sphere as the loser of the change of regime

Burdens 3. hardships of financing grand scale programs

Starting points for the program of catching up

The elements of change

Change and implementation: governments in key role

The self motion of civil society

The key areas of building „information society”

Schools and education put into focus

„Connecting” community scenes to the superhighway

New dimensions of producing knowledge

Brain Drain in Information History and Knowledge Management Context

The Hungarian case: on the highway of brains

Two models and Six Types of the Telecentres. A Typological Experiment

A Community IT-Development Byte

The Mauritius Case – questions and answers

3. SOCIETY AND CULTURE

Our Netizen: Myths and misbeliefs vs. realities and perspectives

The structure of the problem: the end of the cybersex-myth

The problem is not a problem: the actual portrait of the Netizen

Back to the problem: what do we actually know about the Netizen

From Individuals to the Global Community

The solution, coming from the Web

Limits, coming from the Web

E-knowledge: channels and directions

History considerations – early human agents

Towards next generatoin human agents

The message of the blogosphere

Three Theses on the Culture „Informatique”

4. HISTORY – Information history

The phenomenon of information as a sociological and historical challenge

The claims of information history

The latest stage of the conceptual siege

Pre-history

The short program of information history

The professional source regions of information history

Brief review of the latest information history literature

Internet: the real pre-history and its implications for social theory

Book and mail (communication pre-history)

Victorian and post-Victorian Internet: from the Telegraph to the Radioamateurs (Online community pre-history)

Cybersyn, Infostrada, Minitel (functional computer-based network pre-history)

Chile, Cybersyn, 1973

The original Infostrada (1971–1974)

The rise… and survival of Minitel, 1982–?

Pioneers of vision (conceptual pre-history)

From Gessner to Otlet („wordl library” pre-history)

Fax, radio, radar (technology pre-history)

5. PROFESSIONS AND DISCIPLINES: Heading Social Informatics

From Technology to Content and Context – The Restructuring of knowledge Background in Telecommunications Development

Social sciences in a new sphere of action

The new generation of telecommunication experts and informaticians

Informaticians: Dilemma sin search for identity

What about the training?

Designing a Discipline: Social Informatics Revisited

Chanelling the Perception: The five Axioms of Social Informatics

Building an identity environment

Mapping the topic

Social Informatics in education

6. EDUCATION. SCIENCE, KNOWLEDGE PRODUCING MEGAMACHINES: Social innovation for the information age

The control crisis of science and the inevitable control revolution

Prelude to the knowledge producing mega-machines

Plan of a mega-machine

The spirit of the industrial era – or delayed century of the child

Mini-Einsteins versus intellectual immigrants

The architecture of the mega-machine and its impacts

Policity implications

7. SYSTEM: Security, dynamics and future

The Security Aspect of Information Society as a Global Biocultural System

The complexity paradox

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