The information society: A global discourse and its local translation into regional organizational practices
2008 (English)In: Management Practices in High-Tech Environments, IGI Global, 2008, 18-41 p.Chapter in book (Refereed)
The discourse on the information society is characterised by a democratic ideal of "general access." In this chapter, we follow the transformation of such an ideal as the discourse of the information society is translated by the Swedish parliament and implemented in a high-tech region north of Stockholm. We will see that as the discourse is being implemented, it incorporates ethnic categorical boundaries that structure the region and segregates the community where it is being implemented. The main argument of the chapter is that categorical inequalities are embedded in the economic rationality/business logic that structures the discourse on the information society, resulting in socioeconomic, geographic, and technological segregation.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
IGI Global, 2008. 18-41 p.
Other Social Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-163023DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-564-1.ch002ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84901563505ISBN: 978-159904564-1OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-163023DiVA: diva2:799700
QC 201503312015-03-312015-03-262015-03-31Bibliographically approved