The Information Society

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Hiranya Nath

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This article briefly discusses various definitions and concepts of the so-called information society. The term information society has been proposed to refer to the post-industrial society in which information plays a pivotal role. The definitions that have been proposed over the years highlight five underlying characterisations of an information society: technological, economic, sociological, spatial, and cultural. This article discusses those characteristics. While the emergence of an information society may be just a figment of one’s imagination, the concept could be a good organising principle to describe and analyse the changes of the past 50 years and of the future in the 21st century. 

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Nath, H. (2017). The Information Society. Space and Culture, India, 4(3), 19-28. https://doi.org/10.20896/saci.v4i3.248
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