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Overview

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
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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

1 Informationalism, networks, and the network society : a theoretical blueprint 3
2 Institutional models of the network society : Silicon Valley and Finland 49
3 The Russian network society 84
4 The Internet in China : technologies of freedom in a statist society 99
5 Reflexive Internet? : the British experience of new electronic technologies 125
6 Why information should influence productivity 145
7 Labor in the network society : lessons from Silicon Valley 174
8 Time, space, and technology in financial networks 198
9 Networked sociability online, off-line 217
10 Social structure, cultural identity, and personal autonomy in the practice of the Internet : the network society in Catalonia 233
11 Racial segregation and the digital divide in the Detroit metropolitan region 249
12 The promise and the myths of e-learning in post-secondary education 271
13 e-Health networks and social transformations : expectations of centralization, experiences of decentralization 293
14 Narrowing the digital divide : the potential and limits of the US community technology movement 319
15 Networked social movements : global movements for global justice 341
16 From media politics to networked politics : the Internet and the political process 363
17 Television, the Internet, and the construction of identity 385
18 Globalization, identity, and television networks : community mediation and global responses in multicultural India 402
19 The hacker ethic as the culture of the information age 420
Afterword : an historian's view on the network society 432
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