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Andrea Flores Urushima

The 1960s period witnessed the most important internal migration of Japan's population since the modern period with the definitive shift from a rural to an urban-based society. This unprecedented transformation led the Japanese central government to request visions for the prospective development of the national territory in an open competition. Responding to this call, a wide range of reports were produced and debated between 1967 and 1972, mobilizing a vast network of influential representatives in city making, such as sociologists, economists, urban planners, and architects. This article analyzes these reports on the theme of the conservation of natural and historical heritage. To support a sustainable development that was adjustable to economic and social change, the reports emphasized the aesthetic and environmental value of natural landscapes and traditional lifestyles. The reports also proclaimed the rise of an information society and stressed the growing importance of leisure and tourism activities, nowadays one of the most profitable industries worldwide. Apart from their value as interdisciplinary reflections on problems related to urban expansion with visionary qualities, the reports were also highly relevant because they influenced later policies on urban planning and heritage preservation.

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Dearly Departed

Communicating with the Dead in the Digital Age

Jennifer Huberman

: Palgrave Macmillian . Bollmer , Grant D. 2013 . “ Millions Now Living Will Never Die: Cultural Anxieties about the Afterlife of Information .” Information Society 29 ( 3 ): 142 – 151 . 10.1080/01972243.2013.777297 Briggs , Pam , and Lisa Thomas

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The correct secret

Discretion and hypertransparency in Chinese biosecurity

Katherine A. Mason

Mazzarella puts it, “involved the quantitative claim that more information was good and less information was bad” (2006: 489). Tsoukas explains, “it is the ideal of transparency that the information society promises to deliver” (1997: 835). At the same time

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‘Being TED’

The university intellectual as globalised neoliberal consumer self

Wesley Shumar

information society in the 1980s and 1990s. Increasingly during this period, as the Comaroffs (2000) discuss in ‘Millennial Capitalism’, production and consumption were becoming linked in ways that made it harder to separate them. Speculation was becoming a

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Artificial Intelligence

Faith in Machine or Man?

Jan Martijn Meij

, Immigrant Workers, and the High-Tech Global Economy . New York : New York University Press . Simpson , Joseph M. , Riley E. Dunlap , and Andrew S. Fullerton . 2019 . “ The Treadmill of Information: Development of the Information Society and

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Space of Hope for Lebanon’s Missing

Promoting Transitional Justice through a Digital Memorial

Erik Van Ommering and Reem el Soussi

the War .” [In Arabic.] Al Akhbar , 27 January . http://www.al-akhbar.com/node/250752 . Church , Scott H. 2013 . “ Digital Gravescapes: Digital Memorializing on Facebook .” The Information Society 29 ( 3 ): 184 – 189 . 10

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Interdisciplinary Approaches to Refugee and Migration Studies

Lessons from Collaborative Research on Sanctuary in the Changing Times of Trump

Sara Vannini, Ricardo Gomez, Megan Carney, and Katharyne Mitchell

Seeking, Technology Use, and Vulnerability among Migrants at the United States–Mexico Border .” The Information Society 32 ( 3 ): 176 – 191 . https://doi.org/10.1080/01972243.2016.1153013 . 10.1080/01972243.2016.1153013 Nicholls , W.J. 2013 . The