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The rise of the network society

Author: Manuel Castells
Publisher: Malden, Mass. : Blackwell Publishers, 1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
This book is an account of the economic and social dynamics of the new age of information. Based on research in the USA, Asia, Latin America, and Europe, it aims to formulate a systematic theory of the information society which takes account of the fundamental effects of information technology on the contemporary world. --From publisher's description.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Manuel Castells
ISBN: 1557866171 9781557866172 1557866163 9781557866165
OCLC Number: 33819751
Notes: University of KwaZulu-Natal Library notes:
2 10
Description: xvii, 556 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Prologue : the net and the self --
The information technology revolution --
The informational economy and the process of globalization --
The network enterprise : the culture, institutions, and organizations of the information economy --
The transformation of work and employment : networkers, jobless, and flextimers --
The culture of real virtuality : the integration of electronic communication, the end of the mass audiences, and the rise of interactive networks --
The space that flows --
The edge of forever : timeless time --
Conclusion : the network society.
Responsibility: Manuel Castells.
Local System Bib Number:
(Sirsi) i9781557866172
(Sirsi) 482488


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