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Information cultures: Shapings and shapes of information

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The purpose of this article is to suggest a genealogy of the concept of information beyond the 20th century. The article discusses how the concept of information culture might provide a way of formulating such a genealogic strategy. The article approaches this purpose by providing a general narrative of premodern information cultures, examining works on early-modern scholars and 18th century savants and discussion of what seems to be a Foucauldian rupture in the conceptualization of information in 19th century England. The findings of the article are situated in the thinking that a genealogy of information would reveal that information had specific purposes in specific settings.
TitelThe Organization of Knowledge : Caught Between Global Structures and Local Meaning
RedaktørerJack Andersen, Laura Skouvig
Antal sider16
ForlagEmerald Group Publishing
ISBN (Trykt)978-1-78714-532-0
ISBN (Elektronisk)978-1-78714-531-3
StatusUdgivet - 2017
NavnStudies in Information


  • Det Humanistiske Fakultet - information cultures, genealogy, secret information, information control, Information history

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