The illusion of an information society in Information Science: the term from the critical perspective of Mattelart, Bauman and García Canclini

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Main Author: Monteiro, Ciro Athayde Barros
Publication Date: 2021
Other Authors: Almeida Junior, Oswaldo Francisco de
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Summary: This study reflects on the term “information society” widely used in articles in the area of Information Science, trying to comprehend whether the term is used in a “passive” or “critical” way and what impacts this notion brings to the field. To this, the aim was to analyze the use of the term “information society” in the area at the national and international levels. This is a literature review carried out using two databases: the "Library and Information Science Abstracts", which remains a reference in the international summary and indexing service for library professionals and other information specialists, and the "Base de Dados de Referência de Artigos de Periódicos em Ciência da Informação", which has become a reference in research in the area of Information Science in Brazil. The results showed that more than 80% of researchers, both national and international, use the term passively in their texts. Based on these data, the article draws on the ideas of Mattelart, Bauman and García Canclini and concludes by reflecting on the risks of the area accepting the notion of “information society” uncritically and points out, through the authors, that this term was created for mitigate the atrocities promoted by the expansion of economic interests on a global scale, expanding the performance of free capital that made the world of labor mobile and replaceable, in addition to imposing the valorization of cultural and scientific production in high income countries.
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spelling The illusion of an information society in Information Science: the term from the critical perspective of Mattelart, Bauman and García CancliniA ilusão de uma sociedade da informação na Ciência da Informação: o termo sob a perspectiva crítica de Mattelart, Bauman e García CancliniSociedade da InformaçãoSociedade do ConhecimentoGlobalizaçãoSociedade GlobalCiência da InformaçãoInformation Society. Knowledge Society. Globalization. Global Society. Information Science.This study reflects on the term “information society” widely used in articles in the area of Information Science, trying to comprehend whether the term is used in a “passive” or “critical” way and what impacts this notion brings to the field. To this, the aim was to analyze the use of the term “information society” in the area at the national and international levels. This is a literature review carried out using two databases: the "Library and Information Science Abstracts", which remains a reference in the international summary and indexing service for library professionals and other information specialists, and the "Base de Dados de Referência de Artigos de Periódicos em Ciência da Informação", which has become a reference in research in the area of Information Science in Brazil. The results showed that more than 80% of researchers, both national and international, use the term passively in their texts. Based on these data, the article draws on the ideas of Mattelart, Bauman and García Canclini and concludes by reflecting on the risks of the area accepting the notion of “information society” uncritically and points out, through the authors, that this term was created for mitigate the atrocities promoted by the expansion of economic interests on a global scale, expanding the performance of free capital that made the world of labor mobile and replaceable, in addition to imposing the valorization of cultural and scientific production in high income countries.Este estudo faz reflexão acerca do termo “sociedade da informação”, amplamente empregado nos artigos da área de Ciência da Informação, tentando compreender se a expressão é utilizada de forma “passiva” ou “crítica” e quais os impactos que essa noção traz ao campo. Para tanto, o objetivo foi analisar o uso do termo “sociedade da informação” na área em âmbito nacional e internacional. Trata-se de revisão de literatura feita por meio de duas plataformas, sendo a base Library and Information Science Abstracts, que continua sendo referência de serviço internacional de resumo e indexação destinado a profissionais de bibliotecas e outros especialistas em informação, e a Base de Dados de Referência de Artigos de Periódicos em Ciência da Informação, que se tornou referência em pesquisa na área de Ciência da Informação no Brasil. Os resultados demonstraram que mais de 80% dos pesquisadores, tanto nacionais como internacionais, utilizam o termo de forma passiva em seus textos. Com base nesses dados, o artigo recorre às ideias de Mattelart, Bauman e García Canclini e conclui refletindo acerca dos riscos de a área aceitar a noção de “sociedade da informação” de forma acrítica. Aponta, por meio dos autores, que esse termo foi criado para amenizar as atrocidades promovidas pela ampliação dos interesses econômicos em escala planetária, expandindo a atuação do capital livre que tornou o mundo do trabalho móvel e substituível, além de impor a valorização da produção cultural e científica dos países ricos. Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul2021-03-26info:eu-repo/semantics/articleinfo:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersionAvaliado por Paresapplication/pdfhttps://seer.ufrgs.br/index.php/EmQuestao/article/view/10212210.19132/1808-5245272.294-322Em Questão; v. 27, n. 2, abr./jun. 2021; 294-322Em Questão; v. 27, n. 2, abr./jun. 2021; 294-3221808-52451807-8893reponame:Em Questão (Online)instname:Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS)instacron:UFRGSporhttps://seer.ufrgs.br/index.php/EmQuestao/article/view/102122/60779Copyright (c) 2021 Ciro Athayde Barros Monteiro, Oswaldo Francisco de Almeida Juniorinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccessMonteiro, Ciro Athayde BarrosAlmeida Junior, Oswaldo Francisco de2021-11-03T12:22:56Zoai:seer.ufrgs.br:article/102122Revistahttps://seer.ufrgs.br/emquestao/PUBhttps://seer.ufrgs.br/EmQuestao/oaiemquestao@ufrgs.br||emquestao@ufrgs.br1808-52451807-8893opendoar:2021-11-03T12:22:56Em Questão (Online) - Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS)false
dc.title.none.fl_str_mv The illusion of an information society in Information Science: the term from the critical perspective of Mattelart, Bauman and García Canclini
A ilusão de uma sociedade da informação na Ciência da Informação: o termo sob a perspectiva crítica de Mattelart, Bauman e García Canclini
title The illusion of an information society in Information Science: the term from the critical perspective of Mattelart, Bauman and García Canclini
spellingShingle The illusion of an information society in Information Science: the term from the critical perspective of Mattelart, Bauman and García Canclini
Monteiro, Ciro Athayde Barros
Sociedade da Informação
Sociedade do Conhecimento
Globalização
Sociedade Global
Ciência da Informação
Information Society. Knowledge Society. Globalization. Global Society. Information Science.
title_short The illusion of an information society in Information Science: the term from the critical perspective of Mattelart, Bauman and García Canclini
title_full The illusion of an information society in Information Science: the term from the critical perspective of Mattelart, Bauman and García Canclini
title_fullStr The illusion of an information society in Information Science: the term from the critical perspective of Mattelart, Bauman and García Canclini
title_full_unstemmed The illusion of an information society in Information Science: the term from the critical perspective of Mattelart, Bauman and García Canclini
title_sort The illusion of an information society in Information Science: the term from the critical perspective of Mattelart, Bauman and García Canclini
author Monteiro, Ciro Athayde Barros
author_facet Monteiro, Ciro Athayde Barros
Almeida Junior, Oswaldo Francisco de
author_role author
author2 Almeida Junior, Oswaldo Francisco de
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dc.contributor.author.fl_str_mv Monteiro, Ciro Athayde Barros
Almeida Junior, Oswaldo Francisco de
dc.subject.por.fl_str_mv Sociedade da Informação
Sociedade do Conhecimento
Globalização
Sociedade Global
Ciência da Informação
Information Society. Knowledge Society. Globalization. Global Society. Information Science.
topic Sociedade da Informação
Sociedade do Conhecimento
Globalização
Sociedade Global
Ciência da Informação
Information Society. Knowledge Society. Globalization. Global Society. Information Science.
description This study reflects on the term “information society” widely used in articles in the area of Information Science, trying to comprehend whether the term is used in a “passive” or “critical” way and what impacts this notion brings to the field. To this, the aim was to analyze the use of the term “information society” in the area at the national and international levels. This is a literature review carried out using two databases: the "Library and Information Science Abstracts", which remains a reference in the international summary and indexing service for library professionals and other information specialists, and the "Base de Dados de Referência de Artigos de Periódicos em Ciência da Informação", which has become a reference in research in the area of Information Science in Brazil. The results showed that more than 80% of researchers, both national and international, use the term passively in their texts. Based on these data, the article draws on the ideas of Mattelart, Bauman and García Canclini and concludes by reflecting on the risks of the area accepting the notion of “information society” uncritically and points out, through the authors, that this term was created for mitigate the atrocities promoted by the expansion of economic interests on a global scale, expanding the performance of free capital that made the world of labor mobile and replaceable, in addition to imposing the valorization of cultural and scientific production in high income countries.
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