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Preface Acknowledgements Introduction screen replicants and social realities Postmodernity the history of an idea Modernity and its discontents From postindustrialism to postmodernity Consumerism the shape(lessness) of things to come? Postmodernity, /f003fin de millenaire/f001 and the future Notes Index.

About the Author

David Lyon is Professor of Sociology at Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada. He is the author of a number of books, including The Information Society (Polity, 1988), The Electronic Eye (Polity, 1994), Computers, Surveillance and Privacy (Minnesota, 1996) and his work has been translated into ten languages. He has held visiting positions at Wilfrid Laurier University in Canada, Leeds University in the UK, Calvin College in the USA and Ecole des Hautes Eutdes en Sciences Sociales, France.


"...written with enthusiasm and a commitment to clarity...Lyon shows that the employment of a sociological imagination can add new and unexpected depth to cultural analyses." - Keith Tester, University of Portsmouth

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