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Digital formations : IT and new architectures in the global realm

Author: Robert Latham
Publisher: Princeton : Princeton Univ. Press, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Explores how "digital formations" emerge from the ever-changing intersection of computer-centered technologies and the broad range of social contexts that underlie much of what happens in cyberspace.  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Latham
ISBN: 0691119864 9780691119861 0691119872 9780691119878
OCLC Number: 260099542
Description: x, 367 Seiten : Illustrationen, Diagramme
Contents: List of Illustrations vii Acknowledgments ix Introduction Digital Formations: Constructing an Object of Study by Robert Latham and Saskia Sassen 1 SPACES OF KNOWLEDGE 35 Recombinant Technology and New Geographies of Association by Jonathan Bach and David Stark 37 Electronic Markets and Activist Networks: The Weight of Social Logics in Digital Formations by Saskia Sassen 54 The New Mobility of Knowledge: Digital Information Systems and Global Flagship Networks by Dieter Ernst 89 NETWORKS OF COOPERATION 115 Cooperative Networks and the Rural-Urban Divide by D. Linda Garcia 117 Networks, Information, and the Rise of the Global Internet by Robert Latham 146 The Political Economy of Open Source Software and Why It Matters by Steven Weber 178 DESIGNS AND INSTITUTIONS 213 Designing Information Resources for Transboundary Conflict Early Warning Networks by Hayward R. Alker 215 Discourse Architecture and Very Large-scale Conversation by Warren Sack 242 Transnational Communication and the European Demos by Lars-Erik Cederman and Peter A. Kraus 283 Information Technology and State Capacity in China by Doug Guthrie 312 List of Contributors 339 Index 341
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