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How relevant are Schiller’s concerns about commodification of information and class inequality in today’s world?

Faludi, Orsolya;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2010
  • Publisher: Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, London Metropolitan University
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
In his book, ‘Information Inequality’ (1996) Herbert Schiller argues that, by the mid-1990s, information had become another commodity of the newly global political system of market capitalism and this development was instrumental in widening the gap between the poorest and the best off in American society. This paper reviews Schiller’s claims and examines its bearing on society in the decade and half since the publication of his book.
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