This unique and empowering text offers a comprehensive, global perspective on the information society from a broad social science perspective. The authors, at the forefront of this dynamic field, provide an interdisciplinary introduction to the three pillars of the information society-technology, knowledge, and mobility-and to the global information society as a whole, both as an interconnected web and a regionally distinct phenomenon. Offering a nuanced understanding of this complex subject, this book will enable students to navigate and thrive in the dynamic and evolving world of information and communication technology.
Mark I. Wilson is professor in the School of Planning, Design and Construction at Michigan State University. Aharon Kellerman is professor emeritus in the Department of Geography at the University of Haifa and president of Zefat Academic College, Israel. Kenneth E. Corey is professor in the Department of Geography and in the Urban and Regional Planning Program at Michigan State University.
Part I: Organization and Themes of the Global Information Society Chapter 1: Introduction Chapter 2: Foundations of the Information Society Chapter 3: Technologies and Infrastructures Chapter 4: Societal Dimensions of Mobility, Information, and Knowledge Production Chapter 5: Individuals in the Information Society Part II: Mapping the Global Information Society Chapter 6: Spatial Organization of the Global Information Society Chapter 7: The Americas Chapter 8: Europe Chapter 9: Asia-Pacific Chapter 10: Africa and Middle East Part III: Policy and Action for the Global Information Society Chapter 11: Policy Chapter 12: The Global Information Society: Moving from What Is to What Should Be Part IV: Support Section Chapter 13: Intelligent Development Planning Charrette References