SPDC’s Mark Wilson co-authors book on global information society

The new publication, Global Information Society: Technology, Knowledge and Mobility, offers a comprehensive, global perspective on the information society from a broad social science perspective.

May 6, 2013

Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2013

Michigan State University faculty members Mark Wilson (School of Planning, Design and Construction) and Kenneth E Corey (SPDC Urban and Regional Planning, and Geography) join with colleague Aharon Kellerman (University of Haifa, Israel) in authoring the book on the spatial and social analysis of information technology, titled “Global Information Society: Technology, Knowledge and Mobility.” This new publication offers a comprehensive, global perspective on the information society from a broad social science perspective. The text emphasizes the diversity of the information society and the complexity of the evolution of information and communication technologies, and includes extensive current data on the scale and scope of the global information society.

The authors provide an interdisciplinary introduction to the three pillars of the information society—technology, knowledge and mobility—and to the global information society as a whole, both as an interconnected web and a regionally distinct phenomenon. The goal of this book is to empower its readers to understand the complexities of today’s networked global information society and to promote awareness and the intelligent development of their local community. Offering a nuanced understanding of this complex subject, this book will enable readers to navigate and thrive in the dynamic and evolving world of information and communication technology.

To learn more about this Rowman and Littlefield publication, visit Global Information Society. Those interested in purchasing a copy of the book should be sure to make use of the discount code: 4S13GISFLY.

This article was published in the May 3, 2013, edition of the Land Policy News, published by the MSU Land Policy Institute.

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