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"Informacija" i teorija komunikacije - Bilješke za buduću povijest tog koncepta
"Information" and the Theory of Communication

Author(s): Hanno Hardt
Subject(s): Media studies, Politics and communication, Theory of Communication, ICT Information and Communications Technologies
Published by: Fakultet političkih znanosti u Zagrebu
Keywords: "Information"; Theory of Communication;

Summary/Abstract: A historical analysis of the concept of information, within communication theory, begin with its determining as a historical framework, a socio-cultural context for the study of media and communication; information as knowledge, and communication as the integration and transformation of the different segments of society. Information is defined as a form of practical knowledge in the process of change and the realization of a democratic society. With the stressing of a scientific, empirical, analysis of society the scientific status of information is getting stronger. Such an approach relies on the model patterns of analysis with a stress on cybcrnetical and mathematical problems. More ambitious, globally directed approaches connect this approach with general system theory. A fundamental limitation of this model conception of information manifests itself in the production of distorted images of social reality and of complex human interaction.

  • Issue Year: XXIV/1987
  • Issue No: 01
  • Page Range: 25-29
  • Page Count: 5
  • Language: Croatian