Conversations with Manuel Castells / Edition 1

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In a series of conversations Manuel Castells, one of the world's best known social scientists, explains and expands his work. He builds on his earlier thinking, opening it to new audiences and taking it into new areas in a highly accessible way.

  • Manuel Castells explains and expands his work in a series of conversations with British journalist Martin Ince.
  • Castells builds on his earlier work, opening it to new audiences, and taking it into new areas in a highly accessible way.
  • Includes new thinking on social organisations and identity; new areas of innovation, including biotechnology and nanotechnology; education, knowledge and culture; and his analysis of areas of the world (Africa, Russia, Europe, the Americas and Asia) of which he has specialist knowledge.
  • Contains a detailed biography of Castells and a bibliography of his voluminous scholarly work.
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From the Publisher
'These conversations ... provide a highly interesting commentary byCastells on his own phenomenon and a (very compact) tourd'horizon of his ideas about every current political and socialissue and every continent.' Times Higher EducationSupplement

"...stimulating and such a constant source of pleasure. Castellshows himself here a commentator on the contemporary global sceneof real insight and penetration." Krishan Kumar,Prometheus

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780745628493
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 6/15/2003
  • Series: PCVS-Polity Conversations Series, #6
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 184
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.54 (d)

Meet the Author

Manuel Castells is Professor of Sociology and Professor ofCity and Regional Planning at the University of California,Berkeley, and Professor of the Information Society at the OpenCatalan University (UOC), in Barcelona.

Martin Ince is a freelance journalist and contributingeditor of the Times Higher Education Supplement where he wasformerly deputy editor. This is his eighth book..

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Table of Contents



1. Manuel’s life and work.

2. Innovation.

3. The Space of Flows.

4. Social movements and organisations.

5. Identity.

6. Politics and Power.

7. Castells’ world tour.

8. A world of knowledge.


Biographies of the Authors.


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