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Critique of Information

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This penetrating book raises questions about how power and resistance operate in contemporary society. Scott Lash argues that critique must take place from within information flows, rather than from the safety of academic detachment' and that information is power. The book identifies a central contradiction of the information society, that is, the more intelligent and ...more
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Published March 28th 2002 by Sage Publications Ltd (first published January 1st 2001)
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Ben Peters
May 18, 2011 Ben Peters rated it did not like it
A preliminary review: I found Lash's /Critique of Information/ superb in promise but disappointing in practice. Yes, we need better, more coherent critical ways of thinking about the idea of information, and its modern transformations. But this isn't it. The major obstacle for me was a jumbled wash of postmodern Marxian prose (one of the two would have been fine) that somehow kept me from understanding the critique, which is a shame since the author rightly shuns academic detachment. Critique is ...more
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