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Manuel Castells : the theory of the network society

Author: Felix Stalder
Publisher: Cambridge : Polity, 2006.
Series: Key contemporary thinkers (Cambridge, England)
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Database: WorldCat
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For the past three decades, Manuel Castells has been at the forefront of debates about contemporary social transformations. This book provides the first in-depth study of Castells' entire body of work.
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Title: Manuel Castells : the theory of the network society /
Database Name: WorldCat
All Authors / Contributors: Felix Stalder
ISBN: 0745632777; 9780745632773; 0745632769; 9780745632766
Notes: Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (pages 241-251) and index.
Content: 1: Transformation of baselines -- Neo-Marxism and the renewal of urban sociology -- Technology and social change -- Informationalism -- Epistemology -- The politics of research -- 2: Production -- Postindustrialism -- The economic crisis of the 1970s -- Internationalization of the economy -- Global financial markets -- The network enterprise -- Individualization of labor -- Informational capitalism: critical issues -- 3: Experience -- Social movements as subjects of history -- Social movements beyond the local -- Social movements and the creation of identity -- Two case studies -- Social movements and the culture of real virtuality -- 4: The network state and informational politics -- The theory of the state -- The crisis of the nation-state -- Informational politics -- The reaffirmation of the state -- The rise of the network state? -- Power and networks -- 5: Flows and places -- Castells's theory of space -- The space of flows -- The time of flows -- Cities in the space of flows -- 6: The logic of networks -- What is a network? -- Informational networks -- The network logic -- Preeminence of morphology over action.

University of KwaZulu-Natal Library notes:
2 10
Description: x, 255 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: 1: Transformation of baselines -- Neo-Marxism and the renewal of urban sociology -- Technology and social change -- Informationalism -- Epistemology -- The politics of research -- 2: Production -- Postindustrialism -- The economic crisis of the 1970s -- Internationalization of the economy -- Global financial markets -- The network enterprise -- Individualization of labor -- Informational capitalism: critical issues -- 3: Experience -- Social movements as subjects of history -- Social movements beyond the local -- Social movements and the creation of identity -- Two case studies -- Social movements and the culture of real virtuality -- 4: The network state and informational politics -- The theory of the state -- The crisis of the nation-state -- Informational politics -- The reaffirmation of the state -- The rise of the network state? -- Power and networks -- 5: Flows and places -- Castells's theory of space -- The space of flows -- The time of flows -- Cities in the space of flows -- 6: The logic of networks -- What is a network? -- Informational networks -- The network logic -- Preeminence of morphology over action.
Responsibility: Felix Stalder.
Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Year: 2006.
Publisher: Cambridge : Polity,
Standard Numbers: LCCN: 2006276412; National Library: 013261241
Class Descriptors: LC Class No.: HM851; Dewey No.: 300.92; Dewey No.: 303.48/33
Series: Key contemporary thinkers; Variation: Key contemporary thinkers (Cambridge, England)
Actions: Actions: Self-Renewing Date: 2017 MARC code for Institution: UoY
OCLC No.: 61176654
Local System Bib Number:
u915114
(Sirsi) a915114
(Sirsi) 915114

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For the past three decades, Manuel Castells has been at the forefront of debates about contemporary social transformations. This book provides the first in-depth study of Castells' entire body of work.
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"Manuel Castells holds a well-deserved place at the centre of debates over the 'information age' that he helped to name. Felix Stalder offers a sustained and careful appraisal of Castells's work, Read more...

 
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