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The Rise of the Network Society, With a New Preface, with a New Preface

Manuel Castells

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Sozialwissenschaften, Recht, Wirtschaft / Soziologische Theorien


This first book in Castells' groundbreaking trilogy, with asubstantial new preface, highlights the economic and socialdynamics of the information age and shows how the network societyhas now fully risen on a global scale. * Groundbreaking volume on the impact of the age of informationon all aspects of society * Includes coverage of the influence of the internet and thenet-economy * Describes the accelerating pace of innovation and socialtransformation * Based on research in the USA, Asia, Latin America, andEurope


Reviews of the Second Edition:
(Anthony Giddens,The Times Higher Education Supplement)
"We live today in a period of intense and puzzlingtransformation, signalling perhaps a move beyond the industrial eraaltogether. Yet where are the great sociological works that chartthis transition? Hence the importance of Manuel Castells'multivolume work, in which he seeks to chart the social andeconomic dynamics of the information age . . . [It] is bound to bea major reference source for years to come."
(Wall Street Journal)
"Adam Smith explained how capitalism worked, and Karl Marxexplained why it didn't. Now the social and economic relations ofthe Information Age have been captured by Manuel Castells."
(The Economist)
"So far, the person who has straddled the world of social theoryand Silicon Valley most successfully is Manuel Castells. Castellsenjoys a growing reputation as the first significant philosopher ofcyberspace."
"A must-read."
-M. Perelman, California State University
"This book goes a considerable way to helping us make sense oftoday's global information economy and our place in it."(Financial Times)"A brief review cannot do it justice. No other scholar hasapproached the subject of the information age in as engaging andinnovative a way as this author. Strongly recommended for academiclibraries."



Soziologie, Social Theory, Sociology, Gesellschaftstheorie