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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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Organization of Knowledge : Caught Between Global Structures and Local Meaning
EditorsJack Andersen, Laura Skouvig
Number of pages16
PublisherEmerald Group Publishing
Publication date2017
ISBN (Print)978-1-78714-532-0
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-78714-531-3
StatePublished - 2017
SeriesStudies in Information

    Research areas

  • Faculty of Humanities - Information history, Foucault, Information culture, Denmark 1800-1815

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