information society

(noun) A society that produces nonmaterial goods and services as opposed to material goods or agricultural products.

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Usage Notes:

  • Plural: information societies

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Works Consulted

Abercrombie, Nicholas, Stephen Hill, and Bryan Turner. 2006. The Penguin Dictionary of Sociology. 5th ed. London: Penguin.

Griffiths, Heather, Nathan Keirns, Eric Strayer, Susan Cody-Rydzewski, Gail Scaramuzzo, Tommy Sadler, Sally Vyain, Jeff Bry, Faye Jones. 2016. Introduction to Sociology 2e. Houston, TX: OpenStax.

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How to Cite the Definition of Information Society

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “information society.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved December 14, 2018 (https://sociologydictionary.org/information-society/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

information society. (2013). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/information-society/

Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “information society.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed December 14, 2018. https://sociologydictionary.org/information-society/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“information society.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2013. Web. 14 Dec. 2018. <https://sociologydictionary.org/information-society/>.