This Subject Includes

  • Course No: HS 739
  • Course: Ph.D Programme
  • Semester: I
  • Title: Emerging Knowledge Societies
  • Stream: Sociology
  • Description:

    Orientation: concept of knowledge society, information versus knowledge, sociological theory in the matrix of knowledge societies; Information and communication technologies (ICT): social impact, social theory of internet, global village, virtual communities, transpatial solidarity, digital divide; Research domains: systems of production, socialization, institutions and culture; Knowledge revolution: economy, utilization, production; Knowledge management: techno-centric, organizational, people-centric, epistemological, information overload, knowledge for development.

  • Text:

    F. Webster, Theories of the Information Society, Routledge, 1995.^$^P.L. Berger, and T. Luckmann. The Social Construction of Reality: A Treatise in the Sociology of Knowledge, Penguin Books, 1996.^$^M. Castells, The Information Age, Vol., 2, 3 Oxford, 1997.^$^H. Catherine, ‘Developing a Sociology for the 21st Century: Preference Theory’, British Journal of Sociology, 49 (1): 137-143, 1998.^$^V. Meja and N. Stehr (eds), Knowledge and Politics: The Sociology of Knowledge Dispute, Routledge, 1990.^$^A. Giddens, Consequences of Modernity, Polity Press, 1990.^$^UNESCO, Towards Knowledge Societies, UNESCO Publishing, 2005.^$^R. John and G.V. Krogh, Managing, Knowledge: Perspectives on Cooperation and Competition, Sage, 1996.^$^ B. Ulrich, The Cosmopolitan Perspective: Sociology of the Second Age of Modernity, British Journal of Sociology, 51 (1): 79-105, 2000.^$^ M. Foucoult, Power/Knowledge: Selected Interviews and other Writings, 1972-1977, Pantheon, 1980.^$^M. Foucoult, Space, Knowledge, and Power. In Paul Rainbow (Ed.) The Foucault Reader. Pantheon, 1984, pp. 239-256.^$^J.V. Dirk, The Network Society, Sage, 2006.