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Background Term “information Society’ originated in Japan in 1960s Concept of ‘post-industrial society’ by Daniel Bell (1973) ‘Information Economy’ by the economists Machlup (1962) and Porat (1977) .
Post-Industrial Society This term was the most frequently used one before the expression “information society” gained overall acceptance. it defined the newly emerged social-economic phenomenon by emphasizing the fact that the old structures of the industrial era were replaced by new ones. (Denial Bell. 1973) .
.Information Society Melody (1990: 26-7) describes information societies simply as those that have become ‘dependent upon complex electronic information networks and which allocate a major portion of their resources to information and communication activities.
production. . flow. of networked information plays the central role. Karvalics A new form of social existence in which the storage.László Z. etc.
((Hungarian) National Strategy of Informatics. 1995) .Hungarian definition A social structure based on the free creation. access and use of information and knowledge […] the globalisation of various fields of life. distribution.
Source: Masuda.Table: Comparison of the characteristics of Post Industrial and information society by Yoneji Masuda. 1980 .
amplification of Material productive physical labour power Information Society Computer (memory.Innovational Technology Post-Industrial Society Core Basic function Productive Power Steam engine (power) Replacement. computation. Replacement. control) amplification of Information productive mental power labour .
function. equipment) (information networks.Post-Industrial Society Information Society Information. (information industry. data banks) Intellectual industries. autonomy) Leading industries Manufacturing industries (machinery industry. classes. control) . knowledge industry) Functional society (multicentre. technology Socio–economic Structure Products Production centre Useful goods and services Modern factory Information utility (machinery. chemical industry) From of society Class society (centralized power.
fascism Information Society GNS (gross national satisfaction) Citizens’ movements.Socio–economic Structure Post-Industrial Society National goal GNW (gross national welfare) Labour movements. invasion of privacy Force of social change Social problems Most advanced stage High mass consumption High mass knowledge creation . strikes Unemployment. litigation Future shock. terror. war.
Post-Industrial Society Information Society Values Ethical standards Fundamental human rights. humanity Renaissance (human liberation) Self-discipline. social contribution Globalise (symbiosis of man and nature) Spirit of the times .
. Post-fordism Post-modern Society Knowledge Society Telematic Society Information Revolution Network society (Van Dijk.Other Related Concepts Post-industrial society (Daniel Bell). 1996).1993. Manuel Castells.
Network Society Van Dijik (1999) suggests that modern society is in a process of becoming a network society: ‘a form of a society increasingly organizing its relationships in media networks which are gradually replacing or complementing the social networks of face to face communication. .
Conclusion “Information society” is a term used to describe the most recent stage of social history. In the 20th century the most developed countries gradually entered the state of information society and it is expected that within a matter of a few decades the majority of the world’s population will be living and working in a global information society. .
simply an (attributrd) inevitable technocratic logic of its own. since it seems to have no core of political porpose. 1999). (van Dijik. . for reasons that have in part been explained. A central problem is the lack of political dimension.Critics The information society concept has not been universally accepted as helpful for analysis.
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Information Society – what is it exactly? (The meaning.Sources László Z. history and conceptual framework of an expression) Information society. the free encyclopedia. Karvalics (2007). From Wikipedia. .