The Demise of Meaning-Making and Social Agency as Critical Concepts in the Rhetoric of an Information Age

@article{Iacono1996TheDO,
  title={The Demise of Meaning-Making and Social Agency as Critical Concepts in the Rhetoric of an Information Age},
  author={Suzanne Iacono},
  journal={Inf. Soc.},
  year={1996},
  volume={12}
}
Regardless of whether you agree with the appropriateness of such labels as the Information Age or the Information Society, their ubiquitous use signals and frames the collective experience of who we are and what we should do in this particular time and place in history. From information acquisition and anxiety to information warfare and weapons, there are few areas of social life that are left untouched by the mechanistic and instrumental rhetoric of computational nformation processing and the… CONTINUE READING

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