Communication Power

Communication Power

by Manuel Castells
     
 

"We live in the midst of a revolution in communication technologies that affects the ways people feel, think, and behave. The media have become the space where power strategies are played out. In the current technological context mass communication goes beyond traditional media and includes the Internet and mobile communication." In this book, Manuel Castells

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Overview

"We live in the midst of a revolution in communication technologies that affects the ways people feel, think, and behave. The media have become the space where power strategies are played out. In the current technological context mass communication goes beyond traditional media and includes the Internet and mobile communication." In this book, Manuel Castells analyses the transformation of the global media industry by this revolution in communication technologies. He argues that a new communication system, mass self-communication, has emerged, and power relationships have been profoundly modified by the emergence of this new communication environment. Created in the commons of the Internet this communication can be locally based, but globally connected. It is built through messaging, social networking sites, and blogging, and is now being used by the millions around the world who have access to the Internet.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199567041
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
08/31/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
608
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.60(d)

Table of Contents

List of Figures

List of Tables

Opening 1

1 Power in the Network Society 10

2 Communication in the Digital Age 54

3 Networks of Mind and Power 137

4 Programming Communication Networks: Media Politics, Scandal Politics, and the Crisis of Democracy 193

5 Reprogramming Communication Networks: Social Movements, Insurgent Politics, and the New Public Space 299

Conclusion: Toward a Communication Theory of Power 416

Appendix 433

Bibliography 489

Index 543

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