Information, Power, and Politics: Technological and Institutional Mediations (Critical Media Studies)

Information, Power, and Politics: Technological and Institutional Mediations (Critical Media Studies)

By: Maria Lucia Maciel (editor), Sarita Albagli (editor), Giuseppe Cocco (contributor), Yann Moulier-Boutang (contributor), Gomez Gomez (contributor), Herscovici Herscovici (contributor), Maria Eduarda da Mota Rocha (contributor), Sandra Braman (contributor), Cesar Bolano (contributor), Jonatas Ferreira (contributor)Hardback

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With the spread of information and communication technologies (ICTs) comes the potential both for new social and economic equalities and new forms of inequalities. Information, Power, and Politics: Technological and Institutional Mediations demonstrates that ICTs can act as an impetus for democratizing information and knowledge, while at the same time new institutional frameworks can limit one's use of and access to strategic information and knowledge. The volume's contributors address ways to strengthen and affirm the socially marginalized as well as suggest how best to incorporate (semi)peripheral countries and regions into the international system. Information, Power, and Politics offers a refreshing and timely perspective on the ever-evolving relationship between information, knowledge, and communication.

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Sarita Albagli is a senior researcher at the Brazilian Institute for Information in Science and Technology (IBICT), Ministry of Science and Technology. Maria Lucia Maciel is a senior lecturer in the postgraduate political science program at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro.


Chapter 1 Information, Power, and Politics: From the South, Beyond the South Chapter 2 The Representational Economy and the Global Information Policy Regime Chapter 3 Wikipolitics and the Economy of the Bees: Information, Power, and Politics in a Digital Society Chapter 4 Information, Knowledge, and Power: From the Point of View of Relations between Politics, Economics, and Language Chapter 5 The Crisis of Cognitive Capitalism from the Point of View of Amerindian Perspectivism Chapter 6 Digital Capitalism in Crisis Chapter 7 Productive Restructuring, Subsumption of Intellectual Labor, and the Contradictory Dynamics of Development Chapter 8 Knowledge, Information, and Intellectual Property Rights: An Institutionalist Analysis of the Different Governance Modalities Chapter 9 Digital Democracy: Beyond the Idea of Distributive Justice

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  • publication date: 29/11/2010
  • ISBN13: 9780739148358
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 222
  • ID: 9780739148358
  • weight: 508
  • ISBN10: 0739148354

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