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The Internet galaxy : reflections on the Internet, business, and society

Author: Manuel Castells
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Database: WorldCat
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Castells helps us understand how the Internet came into being and how it is affecting every area of human life. This guide reveals the Internet's huge capacity to liberate, but also its possibility to exclude those who do not have access to it.
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Title: The Internet galaxy : reflections on the Internet, business, and society /
Database Name: WorldCat
All Authors / Contributors: Manuel Castells
ISBN: 0199241538; 9780199241538; 0199255776; 9780199255771
Notes: Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references and index.

University of KwaZulu-Natal Library notes:
2 10
Description: xi, 292 pages : maps ; 23 cm
Contents: Opening : the network is the message -- 1. Lessons from the history of the Internet -- 2. The culture of the Internet -- 3. E-business and the new economy -- 4. Virtual communities or network society? -- 5. The politics of the Internet I : computer networks, civil society, and the state -- 6. The politics of the Internet II : privacy and liberty in cyberspace -- 7. Multimedia and the Internet : the hypertext beyond convergence -- 8. The geography of the Internet : networked places -- 9. The digital divide in a global perspective -- Conclusion : the challenges of the network society.
Responsibility: Manuel Castells.
Genre/Form: Electronic books.
Additional Physical Format: Online version: Castells, Manuel, 1942- Internet galaxy. Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2001 (OCoLC)606652012
Year: 2001.
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press,
Standard Numbers: LCCN: 2001036383
Class Descriptors: LC Class No.: HC79.I55; LC Class No.: HD79 .I55 C38 2001; Dewey No.: 303.48/33
OCLC No.: 47718134
Local System Bib Number:
u227399
(Sirsi) i9780199241538
(Sirsi) 227399

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Castells helps us understand how the Internet came into being and how it is affecting every area of human life. This guide reveals the Internet's huge capacity to liberate, but also its possibility to exclude those who do not have access to it.
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