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The power of identity

Author: Manuel Castells
Publisher: Malden, Mass. : Blackwell, 1997.
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"In this second volume of The Information Age trilogy, with an extensive new preface following the recent global economic crisis, Manuel Castells deals with the social, political, and cultural dynamics associated with the technological transformation of our societies and with the globalization of the economy."--Publisher description.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Manuel Castells
ISBN: 1557868735 9781557868732 1557868743 9781557868749
OCLC Number: 35298606
Description: xv, 461 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm.
Contents: A time of change --
The crisis of industrial statism and the collapse of the Soviet Union --
The rise of the Fourth World : informational capitalism, poverty, and social exclusion --
The perverse connection : the global criminal economy --
Development and crisis in the Asian Pacific : globalization and the state --
The unification of Europe : globalization, identity, and the network state --
Conclusion : making sense of our world.
Responsibility: Manuel Castells.
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An account of the two conflicting trends shaping the world: globalization and identity. The book describes proactive movements, such as feminism and environmentalism, and reactive movements that  Read more...

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