The Informational City: Economic Restructuring and Urban Development / Edition 1

The Informational City: Economic Restructuring and Urban Development / Edition 1

by Manuel Castells
     
 

The cities and the regions of the world are being transformed under the combined impact of a restructuring of the capitalist system and a technological revolution. This is the thesis of this book, now in paperback. Castells not only brings together an impressive array of evidence to support it but puts forward a new body of theory to explain it. He analyzes the

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The cities and the regions of the world are being transformed under the combined impact of a restructuring of the capitalist system and a technological revolution. This is the thesis of this book, now in paperback. Castells not only brings together an impressive array of evidence to support it but puts forward a new body of theory to explain it. He analyzes the interaction between information technology, economic restructuring and socio-spatial change through the empirical observation of contemporary national, urban and regional processes in the capitalist world, with emphasis on the United States. The author summarizes a very wide range of evidence of urban and regional development, and isolates the causes and consequences of the processes and trends that may be observed.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780631179375
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
04/16/1992
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
416
Product dimensions:
6.17(w) x 9.02(h) x 1.06(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements.

Introduction.

1. The Informational Mode of Development and the Restructuring of Capitalism.

2. The New Industrial Space. The Locational Pattern of Information Technology Manufacturing and its effects of Spacial Dynamics.

3. The Space Flows. The Use of New Technologies in the Information Economy and the Dialectics between Centralization and Decentralization of Services.

4. Information Technology, The Restructuring of Capital-Labour Relationships, and the Rise of the Dual City.

5. High Technology and the Transition from the Urban Welfare State to the Suburban Warfare State.

6. The Internationalization of the Economy, New Technologies, and the Variable Geometry of Spatial Structure.

Conclusion.

Appendix to Chapter 2.

Index.

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