Network Society: A Cross-Cultural Perspective
  • Network Society: A Cross-Cultural Perspective
  • Network Society: A Cross-Cultural Perspective

Network Society: A Cross-Cultural Perspective

by Manuel Castells
     
 

ISBN-10: 1843765055

ISBN-13: 9781843765059

Pub. Date: 11/28/2004

Publisher: Elgar, Edward Publishing, Inc.

Technology, says Castells (U. of Southern California, Los Angeles, and the Open University of Catalonia, Barcelona), cannot be considered independently of its social context. For policy makers, business and management experts, and academics in the social sciences, communications studies, and business, he presents 19 contributed articles inquiring into some key themes…  See more details below

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Technology, says Castells (U. of Southern California, Los Angeles, and the Open University of Catalonia, Barcelona), cannot be considered independently of its social context. For policy makers, business and management experts, and academics in the social sciences, communications studies, and business, he presents 19 contributed articles inquiring into some key themes in various cultural and institutional contexts. They offer theoretical discussion of the network society followed by analysis of processes of technological transformation in Silicon Valley, Finland, Russia, China, and the UK. Subsequent chapters discuss the economy, sociability and social structure, the public interest, social movements and politics, and identity, culture, globalization, the hacker ethic, and a historian's view. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781843765059
Publisher:
Elgar, Edward Publishing, Inc.
Publication date:
11/28/2004
Pages:
464
Product dimensions:
6.48(w) x 9.44(h) x 1.29(d)

Table of Contents

1Informationalism, networks, and the network society : a theoretical blueprint3
2Institutional models of the network society : Silicon Valley and Finland49
3The Russian network society84
4The Internet in China : technologies of freedom in a statist society99
5Reflexive Internet? : the British experience of new electronic technologies125
6Why information should influence productivity145
7Labor in the network society : lessons from Silicon Valley174
8Time, space, and technology in financial networks198
9Networked sociability online, off-line217
10Social structure, cultural identity, and personal autonomy in the practice of the Internet : the network society in Catalonia233
11Racial segregation and the digital divide in the Detroit metropolitan region249
12The promise and the myths of e-learning in post-secondary education271
13e-Health networks and social transformations : expectations of centralization, experiences of decentralization293
14Narrowing the digital divide : the potential and limits of the US community technology movement319
15Networked social movements : global movements for global justice341
16From media politics to networked politics : the Internet and the political process363
17Television, the Internet, and the construction of identity385
18Globalization, identity, and television networks : community mediation and global responses in multicultural India402
19The hacker ethic as the culture of the information age420
Afterword : an historian's view on the network society432

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