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The rise of the network society

Author: Manuel Castells
Publisher: Oxford ; Malden, Mass. : Blackwell Publishers, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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"A little over a decade since its first publication, the hypotheses set out in Manuel Castells' groundbreaking trilogy have largely been verified. In a substantial new preface to the first volume in the series, Castells demonstrates, in the light of major world trends, how the network society has now fully risen on a global scale. The book discusses how the global economy is now characterized by the almost  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Manuel Castells
ISBN: 0631221409 9780631221401 9781405196864 1405196866
OCLC Number: 43790713
Description: xxix, 594 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Contents: The information technology revolution --
The new economy: informationalism, globalization, networking --
The network enterprise: the culture, institutions, and organizations of the informational economy --
The transformation of work and employment: networkers, jobless, and flex-timers --
The culture of real virtuality: the integration of electronic communication, the end of the mass audience, and the rise of interactive networks --
The space of flows --
The edge of forever: timeless time --
Conclusion: the network society.
Responsibility: Manuel Castells.

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