Enformasyon Toplumu Teorilerinin Üç Çelişkisi: Teknoloji, Enformasyon ve Akıl Fetişizmi

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ILEF DERGISI, vol.8, no.2, pp.353-380, 2021 (ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 8 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.24955/ilef.1023089
  • Journal Name: ILEF DERGISI
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.353-380
  • Keywords: Information society, fetishism, technology, information, intellect, CAPITALISM
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


This study examines the problem of fetishism in theories that increase their influence in the intellectual field and focus on the increasing importance of information technologies, especially since the 1980s. These theories, symbolized by the concept of information society, which have not only been influential in the intellectual world but have also been the source of a chain of policies that have been implemented since the 1980s, also known as neo-liberal policies on a global scale. Theories of information society, generally, have evaluated technology as an external thing to society and as if a force which is disconnected from the social context; against the labor-value theory, proposed a knowledge-value theory which is external human labor and finally narrowed down general intellect to the use of technocracy. All this emerges at the intellectual level as expressions of transforming technology, information, and intellect into objects of fetishism.