Information and Power in History: Towards a Global Approach

1st Edition

Ida Nijenhuis, Marijke van Faassen, Ronald Sluijter, Joris Gijsenbergh, Wim de Jong

Routledge
February 25, 2020 Forthcoming
Reference - 320 Pages - 13 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138344068 - CAT# K394529
Series: Routledge Approaches to History

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Summary

The relationship between information and power is a relevant subject for all times. Today’s perceived ‘information revolution’ has caused information to become a separate object of study during the last two decades for several disciplines. As the contemporary perspective is dominant, information history as a discipline of its own has not yet crystallized. In bringing together studies around a new research agenda on the relationship between information and power across time and space, presenting various governance regimes, media, materials, and modes of communication, this book forces us to rethink the prospects and challenges for such a new discipline

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