How relevant are Schiller’s concerns about commodification of information and class inequality in today’s world?

Faludi, Orsolya (2010) How relevant are Schiller’s concerns about commodification of information and class inequality in today’s world? Information, society and justice journal, 3 (1). pp. 69-75. ISSN 1756-1078

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Abstract

In his book, ‘Information Inequality’ (1996) Herbert Schiller argues that, by the mid-1990s, information had become another commodity of the newly global political system of market capitalism and this development was instrumental in widening the gap between the poorest and the best off in American society. This paper reviews Schiller’s claims and examines its bearing on society in the decade and half since the publication of his book.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Information, society and justice journal; Information commdofication; Class inequality; Herbert Schiller; Market capitalism; Participation
Subjects: 000 Computer science, information & general works > 020 Library & information sciences
300 Social sciences > 330 Economics
Department: School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: Mary Burslem
Date Deposited: 30 Mar 2015 10:37
Last Modified: 30 Mar 2015 10:37
URI: http://repository.londonmet.ac.uk/id/eprint/92

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