publication . Bachelor thesis . 2013

Informationsöverflödets dystopi : En intertextuell diskursanalys från Future Shock till The Shallows

Johansson, Ingrid;
Open Access Swedish
  • Published: 01 Jan 2013
  • Publisher: Uppsala universitet, Institutionen för ABM
Abstract
Today it is common to state that we are living in an information overloaded society. But there are many different definitions of what can be said to constitute Information Overload and there is a lack of substantial research on the subject. Conclusions in the available literature on Information Overload are often drawn on anecdotal evidence and carries a dramatized picture of the causes and effects of the phenomenon. With the tools of discursive analysis this two years master’s thesis explores how the phenomenon Information Overload is portrayed in six popular science books that deals with the subject: Alvin Toffler (1970) Future Shock, Orrin Klapp (1986) Overlo...
Subjects
free text keywords: Information Science Information Society Discursive Analysis Intertextuality Dystopia, Informationsvetenskap informationssamhället diskursanalys intertextualitet dystopier
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