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The Information Age : Economy, Society, and Culture. Vol 1: The Rise of network society. Vol. 2: The Power of identity. Vol. 3: End of the millennium.

Author: Manuel Castells
Publisher: Oxford : Blackwell, 1996-1998.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Manuel Castells
ISBN: 0631215948 9780631215943
OCLC Number: 473205168
Description: 573+476+455 s. : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Volume I: > >List of figures. >List of tables. >Acknowledgements. > Prologue: The net and the self. > >Technology, society, and historical change. >Informationalism, industrialism, capitalism, statism: modes of development and modes of development and modes of production. >The self in the informational society. >A word on method. > Part I: The Information Technology Revolution. > >Which revolution? >Lessons from the Industrial Revolution. >The historical sequence of the Information Technology Revolution. >Models, actors, and sites of the Information Technology Revolution. >The information technology paradigm. > Part II: The informational economy and the process of globalization. > >Introduction. >Productivity, competitiveness, and the informational economy. >The global economy: genesis, structure, and dynamics. >The newest international division of labor. >The architecture and geometry of the informational/global economy. >Appendix: Some methodological comments on adjustment policies in Africa and their evaluation. > Part III: The network enterprise: the culture, institutions, and organizations of the informational economy. > >Introduction. >Organizational trajectories in the restructuring of capitalism and in the transition from industrialism to informationalism. >Information technology and the network enterprise. >Culture, institutions, and economic organization: East Asian business networks. >Multinational enterprises, transnational corporations, and international networks. >The spirit of informationalism. > Part IV: The transformation of work and employment: networkers, jobless, and flextimers. > >The historival evolution of employment and occupational structure in advanced capitalist countries: the G-7, 1920-2005. >Is there a global labor force? >The work process in the informational paradigm. >The effects of information technology on employment: toward a jobless society? >Work and the informational divide: flextimers. Information technology and the restructuring of capital-labor relationships: social dualism or fragmented societies? >Appendix A: Statistical tables for chapter 4. >Appendix B: Methodological note and statistical references. > Part V: The culture of real virtuality: the integration of electronic communication, the end of the mass audience, and the rise of interactive networks. > >Introduction. >From the Gutenberg galaxy to the McLuhan galaxy: the rise of mass media culture. >The new media and the diversification of mass audience. >Computer-mediated communication, institutional control, social networks, and virtual communities. >The grand fusion: multimedia as symbolic environment. >The culture of real virtuality. > Part VI: The space of flows. > >Introduction. >Advanced services, information flows, and the global city. >The new industrial space. >Everyday life in the electronic cottage: the end of cities? >The transformation of urban form: the informational city. >The social theory of space and the theory... (Part Contents).

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