The Fragility of Modern Societies

The Fragility of Modern Societies

Knowledge and Risk in the Information Age

eBook - 2001
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This book argues that knowledge is now central to the modern economy and its productive processes. It is also essential for social relations, social cohesion and conflict resolution. We have moved from a society based around heavy commodities to symbolic goods, from situated markets to non-place-specific locations, from machines to software and from things to ideas. These changes produce new forms of social interaction and new perspectives on identity, practice and association. This penetrating book slices through the cliches and blind alleys of discussions around the knowledge society to reve.
Publisher: London ; Thousand Oaks, Calif. : SAGE, 2001
ISBN: 9781281794819
1281794813
9781446217399
1446217396
9781847876744
1847876749
9780761953494
0761953493
0761953485
9780761953487
Characteristics: data file,rda
1 online resource (xi, 221 pages)

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