ICA Fellows Book Award Winner: The Control Revolution

As you may have already heard in San Francisco, James R. Beniger’s The Control Revolution: Technological and Economic Origins of the Information Society (Harvard University Press, 1986) won the International Communication Association Fellows Book Award which recognizes books that “have made a substantial contribution to the scholarship of the communication field, as well as the broader rubric of the social sciences, and have stood some test of time.” (August 2007, ICA Newsletter).You can check out this cross-disciplinary synthesis on the origins and meaning of the Information Society from either the Annenberg or Van Pelt Library or access the online version.

The ICA award has not been long in existence. Here is the list so far:

2007 – James R Beniger, U of Southern California
The Control Revolution: Technological and Economic Origins of the Information Society

Published in 1986 by Harvard U Press

2004 – Klaus Krippendorff, U of Pennsylvania
Content Analysis: An Introduction to its Methodology

Published in 2004 by Sage

2002 – James Bradac (Deceased), U of California – Santa Barbara
Charles R. Berger, U of California – Davis
Language and Social Knowledge: Uncertainty in Interpersonal Relations

Published in 2002 by E. Arnold

2000 – Everett M. Rogers (Deceased), U of New Mexico
Diffusion of Innovations

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