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Information Inequality

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ISBN-13: 978-0415907644
ISBN-10: 0415907640
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""Information Inequality presents a telling account of the current shift in the information landscape from a model of social accountability to a more privatized corporate model. This is must reading for information professionals who maintain some sort of professional literacy.... The book provides a concise and poignant 50-year history of cultural and informational institutions in the United States.... All who are concerned about these issues must study this book."
-"Journal of Governemtn Information
--This text refers to the Paperback edition.

About the Author

Herbert I. Schiller has taught in several universities in the United States and around the world. Currently, he is Visiting Professor at New York University and a member of the graduate faculty of the University of California, San Diego, where he is Professor Emeritus of Communication.
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 212 pages
  • Publisher: Routledge (December 20, 1995)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0415907640
  • ISBN-13: 978-0415907644
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 6 x 9.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #9,159,748 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I am a graduate student pursuing my MLS at the University of North Texas and have read this book in the course of doing personal research for a final paper; I would recommend this book especially to other library students like myself and working librarians & library directors...We LIS people have a lot to learn from the field of Communications, especially from this author, Herbert I. Schiller. Schiller writes eloquently and with passion, and if you like Noam Chomsky's political writings, you will LOVE Herbert I. Schiller. Sadly, I read elsewhere on amazon.com that Schiller passed away in 2000. This is a great loss, but others will, indeed must, carry on where he left off.
Although this book was completed in 1996, it is still just as relevant in 2001, particularly with the "war fever" infecting this country en masse. Schiller cuts through rhetorical PR-BS and gives you the straight dope. This is REAL media criticism and it puts theory-intoxicated wankers like Jean Baudrillard et. al. to shame. PoMo criticism of media is seriously deficient, and Terry Eagleton & Christopher Norris have demonstrated elsewhere why this is so. Herbert I. Schiller's writings on media embodies the critical edge and sober re-recognition of the nature of real existing capitalism in the so-called "Information Age". The picture is not a pretty one. Resistance is NOT futile. Read! Learn! Dissent & Disseminate as widely as possible!
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