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The Rise of the Network Society, With a New Preface : the Information Age: Economy, Society, and Culture Volume I.

Author: Manuel Castells
Publisher: Hoboken : John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., 2009.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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This first book in Castells' groundbreaking trilogy, with a substantial new preface, highlights the economic and social dynamics of the information age and shows how the network society has now fully risen on a global scale. Groundbreaking volume on the impact of the age of information on all aspects of societyIncludes coverage of the influence of the internet and the net-economyDescribes the accelerating pace of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Castells, Manuel.
Rise of the Network Society, With a New Preface : The Information Age: Economy, Society, and Culture Volume I.
Hoboken : John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., ©2009
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Manuel Castells
ISBN: 9781444310146 1444310143 9781444356311 1444356313
OCLC Number: 781257612
Description: 1 online resource (657 pages)
Contents: The Rise of the Network Society; Contents; List of Figures; List of Tables; Preface to the 2010 Edition of The Rise of the Network Society; Acknowledgments 2000; Acknowledgments 1996; Prologue: the Net and the Self; 1 The Information Technology Revolution; 2 The New Economy: Informationalism, Globalization, Networking; 3 The Network Enterprise: the Culture, Institutions, and Organizations of the Informational Economy; 4 The Transformation of Work and Employment: Networkers, Jobless, and Flex-timers. 5 The Culture of Real Virtuality: the Integration of Electronic Communication, the End of the Mass Audience, and the Rise of Interactive Networks6 The Space of Flows; 7 The Edge of Forever: Timeless Time; Conclusion: the Network Society; Summary of the Contents of Volumes Ii and Iii; Bibliography; Index.

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This first book in Castells' groundbreaking trilogy, with a substantial new preface, highlights the economic and social dynamics of the information age and shows how the network society has now fully risen on a global scale. Groundbreaking volume on the impact of the age of information on all aspects of societyIncludes coverage of the influence of the internet and the net-economyDescribes the accelerating pace of innovation and social transformationBased on research in the USA, Asia, Latin America, and Europe.

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