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

Author: Manuel Castells
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2002.
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How much do we know about the Internet - its history, its technology, its culture, and its uses? What are its implications for the business world and society at large? Manuel Castells brings his  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Manuel Castells
ISBN: 0199255776 9780199255771
OCLC Number: 59501035
Notes: Originally published: 2001.
Description: 304 p. : maps ; 22 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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