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Digital formations : IT and new architectures in the global realm

Author: Robert Latham; Saskia Sassen
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©2005.
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Computer-centered networks and technologies are reshaping social relations and constituting new social domains on a global scale, from virtually borderless electronic markets and Internet-based large-scale conversations to worldwide open source software development communities, transnational corporate production systems, and the global knowledge-arenas associated with NGO networks. This book explores how such  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Digital formations.
Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©2005
(DLC) 2004062467
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Latham; Saskia Sassen
ISBN: 9781400831616 140083161X
OCLC Number: 650308486
Description: 1 online resource (x, 367 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Digital formations : constructing an object of study / Robert Latham and Saskia Sassen --
Recombinant technology and new geographies of association / Jonathan Bach and David Stark --
Electronic markets and activist networks : the weight of social logics in digital formation / Saskia Sassen --
The new mobility of knowledge : digital information systems and global flagship networks / Dieter Ernst --
Cooperative networks and the rural-urban divide / D. Linda Garcia --
Networks, information, and the rise of the global Internet / Robert Latham --
The political economy of open source software and why it matters / Steven Weber --
Designing information resources for transboundary conflict early warning networks / Hayward R. Alker --
Discourse architecture and very large-scale conversation / Warren Sack --
Transnational communication and the European demos / Lars-Erik Cederman and Peter A. Kraus --
Information technology and state capacity in China / Doug Guthrie.
Responsibility: edited by Robert Latham and Saskia Sassen.
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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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