Phases in the rise of the information society

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The rise of the information society during the last four decades has implicitly been portrayed as a single phased process. This article proposes three phases in the emergence of information society. Its roots are identified as the previously dominant industrial society, the capitalist system, the Cold War, and the emerging view of culture as information. The three phases of the information society are identified as information-rich society (1960s-1970s), information-based society (1980s-1990s), and information-dominated society (1990s-2000s). Each of these phases is characterized by specific processes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)537
Number of pages1
Issue number6
StatePublished - 2000

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development


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