How to Think About Information

3.75 avg rating
( 12 ratings by GoodReads )
 
9780252077555: How to Think About Information

Corporations around the world have identified the value of information and are now seeking to control its production, transmission, and consumption. In How to Think about Information, Dan Schiller explores the ways information has been increasingly commodified as a result and how it both resembles and differs from other commodities. Through a linked series of theoretical, historical, and contemporary studies, Schiller reveals this commodification as both dynamic and expansionary, but also deeply conflicted and uncertain. He examines the transformative political and economic changes occurring throughout the informational realm and analyzes key dimensions of the process, including the buildup of new technological platforms, the growth of a transnationalizing culture industry, and the role played by China as it reinserts itself into an informationalized capitalism. Dan Schiler is a professor in the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Review:

"How to Think about Information is a critically important book... Schiller provides fundamentally important insights into the infrastructural and superstructural demands of commodification." Global Media and Communication "Dan Schiller's oeuvre is clear and one that scholars must acknowledge if they deem themselves fit to reflect on the character of the information age." European Journal of Communication

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Dan Schiller
Published by University of Illinois Press, United States (2010)
ISBN 10: 0252077555 ISBN 13: 9780252077555
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of Illinois Press, United States, 2010. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 218 x 140 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. It u2019s common wisdom that the U.S. economy has continued to thrive despite the loss of industry because of the booming information sector, with high-paying jobs for everything from wireless networks to video games. We are told we live in the Information Age, in which communications networks, and media and information services drive the larger economy. While the Information Age may have looked sunny in the beginning, as it has developed it looks increasingly ominous: its economy and benefits grow more and more centralized-and in the United States, it has become less and less subject to democratic oversight. Companies around the world have identified the value of information, and are now seeking to control its production, transmission, and consumption. In How to Think about Information, Dan Schiller explores the ways information has been increasingly commodified as a result, and how it both resembles and differs from other commodities. Through a linked series of theoretical, historical, and contemporary studies, Schiller reveals this commodification as both dynamic and expansionary, but also deeply conflicted and uncertain. He examines the transformative political and economic changes occurring throughout the informational realm, and analyzes key dimensions of the process, including the build-up of new technological platforms, the growth of a transnationalizing culture industry, and the role played by China as it reinserts itself into an informationalized capitalism. Bookseller Inventory # AAJ9780252077555

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
18.31
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Dan Schiller
Published by University of Illinois Press, United States (2010)
ISBN 10: 0252077555 ISBN 13: 9780252077555
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of Illinois Press, United States, 2010. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 218 x 140 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. It u2019s common wisdom that the U.S. economy has continued to thrive despite the loss of industry because of the booming information sector, with high-paying jobs for everything from wireless networks to video games. We are told we live in the Information Age, in which communications networks, and media and information services drive the larger economy. While the Information Age may have looked sunny in the beginning, as it has developed it looks increasingly ominous: its economy and benefits grow more and more centralized-and in the United States, it has become less and less subject to democratic oversight. Companies around the world have identified the value of information, and are now seeking to control its production, transmission, and consumption. In How to Think about Information, Dan Schiller explores the ways information has been increasingly commodified as a result, and how it both resembles and differs from other commodities. Through a linked series of theoretical, historical, and contemporary studies, Schiller reveals this commodification as both dynamic and expansionary, but also deeply conflicted and uncertain. He examines the transformative political and economic changes occurring throughout the informational realm, and analyzes key dimensions of the process, including the build-up of new technological platforms, the growth of a transnationalizing culture industry, and the role played by China as it reinserts itself into an informationalized capitalism. Bookseller Inventory # AAJ9780252077555

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
20.82
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Schiller, Dan
ISBN 10: 0252077555 ISBN 13: 9780252077555
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
BWB
(Valley Stream, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: New. Depending on your location, this item may ship from the US or UK. Bookseller Inventory # 97802520775550000000

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
20.83
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Schiller, Dan
Published by University of Illinois Press (2010)
ISBN 10: 0252077555 ISBN 13: 9780252077555
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Bestsellersuk
(Hereford, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of Illinois Press, 2010. Paperback. Book Condition: New. No.1 BESTSELLERS - great prices, friendly customer service â" all orders are dispatched next working day. Bookseller Inventory # mon0000431296

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
14.11
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 7
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Schiller, Dan
Published by Univ Illinois Press
ISBN 10: 0252077555 ISBN 13: 9780252077555
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Rating
[?]

Book Description Univ Illinois Press. Book Condition: BRAND NEW. BRAND NEW Softcover A Brand New Quality Book from a Full-Time Bookshop in business since 1992!. Bookseller Inventory # 1242704

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
21.42
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Dan Schiller
Published by University of Illinois Press
ISBN 10: 0252077555 ISBN 13: 9780252077555
New Paperback Quantity Available: 5
Seller
THE SAINT BOOKSTORE
(Southport, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of Illinois Press. Paperback. Book Condition: new. BRAND NEW, How to Think About Information, Dan Schiller, Corporations around the world have identified the value of information and are now seeking to control its production, transmission, and consumption. In How to Think about Information, Dan Schiller explores the ways information has been increasingly commodified as a result and how it both resembles and differs from other commodities. Through a linked series of theoretical, historical, and contemporary studies, Schiller reveals this commodification as both dynamic and expansionary, but also deeply conflicted and uncertain. He examines the transformative political and economic changes occurring throughout the informational realm and analyzes key dimensions of the process, including the buildup of new technological platforms, the growth of a transnationalizing culture industry, and the role played by China as it reinserts itself into an informationalized capitalism. Dan Schiler is a professor in the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Bookseller Inventory # B9780252077555

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
15.65
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 5.94
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Dan Schiller
ISBN 10: 0252077555 ISBN 13: 9780252077555
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Grand Eagle Retail
(Wilmington, DE, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2010. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 142mm x 20mm x 221mm. Paperback. The history and theory of information as a commodity in the contemporary The history and theory of information as a commodity in the contemporary worldShipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability. 267 pages. 0.363. Bookseller Inventory # 9780252077555

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
23.96
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Dan Schiller
Published by University of Illinois Press (2010)
ISBN 10: 0252077555 ISBN 13: 9780252077555
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of Illinois Press, 2010. PAP. Book Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from UK in 4 to 14 days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # CA-9780252077555

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
15.55
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 9
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Dan Schiller
Published by University of Illinois Press (2010)
ISBN 10: 0252077555 ISBN 13: 9780252077555
New Paperback First Edition Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of Illinois Press, 2010. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 1st Edition. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0252077555

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
26.78
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.20
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Schiller, Dan
Published by University of Illinois Press (2010)
ISBN 10: 0252077555 ISBN 13: 9780252077555
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Irish Booksellers
(Rumford, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of Illinois Press, 2010. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0252077555

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
30.57
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book