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The network society : a cross-cultural perspective

Author: Manuel Castells
Publisher: Cheltenham, UK ; Northampton, Mass. : Edward Elgar Pub., 2004.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English
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Manuel Castells has drawn together a group of contributors to explore the patterns and dynamics of the network society in its cultural and institutional diversity.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Cross-cultural studies
Études transculturelles
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Network society.
Cheltenham, UK ; Northampton, Mass. : Edward Elgar Pub., 2004
(DLC) 2004043491
(OCoLC)54778537
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Manuel Castells
ISBN: 1845421663 9781845421663 1283217503 9781283217507
OCLC Number: 56823147
Description: 1 online resource (1 volume)
Contents: Part I. The Theory of the Network Society --
1. Informationalism, Networks, and the Network Society : A Theoretical Blueprint / Manuel Castells --
Part II. The Cultural and Institutional Diversity of the Network Society --
2. Institutional Models of the Network Society : Silicon Valley and Finland / Pekka Himanen and Manuel Castells --
3. The Russian Network Society / Elena Vartanova --
4. The Internet in China : Technologies of Freedom in a Statist Society / Jack Linchuan Qiu --
5. Reflexive Internet? : The British Experience of New Electronic Technologies / Steve Woolgar --
Part III. The Network Economy --
6. Why Information Should Influence Productivity / Marshall Van Alstyne and Nathaniel Bulkley --
7. Labor in the Network Society : Lessons from Silicon Valley / Chris Benner --
8. Time, Space, and Technology in Financial Networks / Caitlin Zaloom --
Part IV. Sociability and Social Structure in the Age of the Internet --
9. Networked Sociability Online, Off-line / Keith N. Hampton --
10. Social Structure, Cultural Identity, and Personal Autonomy in the Practice of the Internet : The Network Society in Catalonia / Manuel Castells [and others] --
11. Racial Segregation and the Digital Divide in the Detroit Metropolitan Region / Wayne E. Baker and Kenneth M. Coleman --
Part V. The Internet in the Public Interest --
12. The Promise and the Myths of e-Learning in Post-secondary Education / Tony Bates --
13. e-Health Networks and Social Transformations : Expectations of Centralization, Experiences of Decentralization / James E. Katz, Ronald E. Rice, and Sophia K. Acord --
14. Narrowing the Digital Divide : The Potential and Limits of the US Community Technology Movement / Lisa J. Servon and Randal D. Pinkett --
Part VI. Networked Social Movements and Informational Politics --
15. Networked Social Movements : Global Movements for Global Justice / Jeffrey S. Juris --
16. From Media Politics to Networked Politics : The Internet and the Political Process / Araba Sey and Manuel Castells --
Part VII. The Culture of the Network Society --
17. Television, the Internet, and the Construction of Identity / Imma Tubella --
18. Globalization, Identity, and Television Networks : Community Mediation and Global Responses in Multicultural India / Anshu Chatterjee --
19. The Hacker Ethic as the Culture of the Information Age / Pekka Himanen --
Afterword : An Historian's View on the Network Society / Rosalind Williams.
Responsibility: edited by Manuel Castells.
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