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The Internet galaxy : reflections on the Internet, business, and society

Author: Manuel Castells
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2001.
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Castells helps us understand how the Internet came into being and how it is affecting every area of human life. This guide reveals the Internet's huge capacity to liberate, but also its possibility to exclude those who do not have access to it.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Castells, Manuel, 1942-
Internet galaxy.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2001
(OCoLC)606652012
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Manuel Castells
ISBN: 0199241538 9780199241538
OCLC Number: 47718134
Description: xi, 292 p. : maps ; 23 cm.
Contents: Opening : the network is the message --
1. Lessons from the history of the Internet --
2. The culture of the Internet --
3. E-business and the new economy --
4. Virtual communities or network society? --
5. The politics of the Internet I : computer networks, civil society, and the state --
6. The politics of the Internet II : privacy and liberty in cyberspace --
7. Multimedia and the Internet : the hypertext beyond convergence --
8. The geography of the Internet : networked places --
9. The digital divide in a global perspective --
Conclusion : the challenges of the network society.
Responsibility: Manuel Castells.
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Manuel Castells, one of the world's leading social scientists, puts forward the case that the Internet is not just a technology, but the very fabric and backbone of the New Economy, and of the  Read more...

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Attempting an academic survey of the internet is an heroic task ... Manuel Castells is better placed than most to attempt such an undertaking, and pulls it off with verve and clarity. RSA Journal Read more...

 
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