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The Resource The transparency society, Byung-Chul Han ; translated by Erik Butler

The transparency society, Byung-Chul Han ; translated by Erik Butler

Label
The transparency society
Title
The transparency society
Statement of responsibility
Byung-Chul Han ; translated by Erik Butler
Creator
Contributor
Author
Translator
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • ger
  • eng
Summary
"Transparency is the order of the day. It is a term, a slogan, that dominates public discourse about corruption and freedom of information. Considered crucial to democracy, it touches our political and economic lives as well as our private lives. Anyone can obtain information about anything. Everything -and everyone- has become transparent: unveiled or exposed by the apparatuses that exert a kind of collective control over the post-capitalist world. For transparency has a dark side that, ironically, has everything to do with a lack of mystery, shadow, and nuance. Behind the apparent accessibility of knowledge lies the disappearance of privacy, homogenization, and the collapse of trust. The anxiety to accumulate ever more information does not necessarily produce more knowledge or faith. Technology creates the illusion of total containment and constant monitoring of information, but what we lack is adequate interpretation of the information. In this manifesto, Byung-Chul Han denounces transparency as a false ideal, the strongest and most pernicious of our contemporary mythologies."--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
CSt/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Han, Byung-Chul
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1971-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Butler, Erik
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Social control
  • Transparency
  • Self-disclosure
  • Freedom of information
  • Internet
Label
The transparency society, Byung-Chul Han ; translated by Erik Butler
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Translation of: Transparenzgesellschaft
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
The society of positivity -- The society of exhibition -- The society of evidence -- The society of pornography -- The society of acceleration -- The society of intimacy -- The society of information -- The society of unveiling -- The society of control
Control code
FIEb17752449
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
viii, 58 pages
Isbn
9780804794602
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)908990567
Label
The transparency society, Byung-Chul Han ; translated by Erik Butler
Publication
Note
Translation of: Transparenzgesellschaft
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
The society of positivity -- The society of exhibition -- The society of evidence -- The society of pornography -- The society of acceleration -- The society of intimacy -- The society of information -- The society of unveiling -- The society of control
Control code
FIEb17752449
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
viii, 58 pages
Isbn
9780804794602
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)908990567

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