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The Rise of the Network Society, 1 the Information Age - Economy, Society, and Culture (With a New Preface)

This book is an account of the economic and social dynamics of the new age of information. Based on research in the USA, Asia, Latin America, and Europe, it aims to formulate a systematic theory of the information society which takes account of the fundamental effects of information technology on the contemporary world. The author describes the accelerating pace of innovation and application. He examines the processes of globalization that have marginalized and now threaten to make redundant whole countries and peoples excluded from informational networks. He investigates the culture, institutions and organizations of the network enterprise and the concomitant transformation of work and employment. He shows that in the advance economies production is now concentrated on an educated section of the population aged between 25 and 40: many economies can do without a third or more of their people. He suggests that the effect of this accelerating trend may not be mass unemployment but the extreme flexibilization of work and individualization of labor, and, in consequence, a highly segmented social structure. The author concludes by a examining the effects and implications of technological change on media culture ("the culture of real virtuality"), on urban life, global politics and the nature of time. (Adapted from Publisher's Abstract).

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  • "This book is an account of the economic and social dynamics of the new age of information. Based on research in the USA, Asia, Latin America, and Europe, it aims to formulate a systematic theory of the information society which takes account of the fundamental effects of information technology on the contemporary world. The author describes the accelerating pace of innovation and application. He examines the processes of globalization that have marginalized and now threaten to make redundant whole countries and peoples excluded from informational networks. He investigates the culture, institutions and organizations of the network enterprise and the concomitant transformation of work and employment. He shows that in the advance economies production is now concentrated on an educated section of the population aged between 25 and 40: many economies can do without a third or more of their people. He suggests that the effect of this accelerating trend may not be mass unemployment but the extreme flexibilization of work and individualization of labor, and, in consequence, a highly segmented social structure. The author concludes by a examining the effects and implications of technological change on media culture ("the culture of real virtuality"), on urban life, global politics and the nature of time. (Adapted from Publisher's Abstract)."@en
  • "Netzwerke ; Arbeit ; Geschichte ; Informationstheorie ; Wirtschaft ; Globalisierung ; Soziologie ; Medienkultur."
  • ""A little over a decade since its first publication, the hypotheses set out in Manuel Castells' groundbreaking trilogy have largely been verified. In a substantial new preface to the first volume in the series, Castells demonstrates, in the light of major world trends, how the network society has now fully risen on a global scale. The book discusses how the global economy is now characterized by the almost instantaneous flow and exchange of information, capital, and cultural communication. These flows order and condition both consumption and production. The networks themselves reflect and create distinctive cultures. Both they and the traffic they carry are largely outside national regulation. Our dependence on the new modes of informational flow gives enormous power to those in a position to control them to control us. The main political arena is now the media, and the media are not politically answerable. Based on research in the USA, Asia, Latin America, and Europe, Castells, formulates a systematic theory of the information society and details the new social and economic developments brought by the Internet and the 'new economy'." -- from http://search.barnesandnoble.com (April 12, 2011)."
  • "This first book in Castells' groundbreaking trilogy, with a substantial new preface, highlights the economic and social dynamics of the information age and shows how the network society has now fully risen on a global scale.: Groundbreaking volume on the impact of the age of information on all aspects of society; Includes coverage of the influence of the internet and the net-economy; Describes the accelerating pace of innovation and social transformation; Based on research in the USA, Asia, Latin America, and Europe."@en
  • "This book is an account of the economic and social dynamics of the new age of information. Based on research in the USA, Asia, Latin America, and Europe, it aims to formulate a systematic theory of the information society which takes account of the fundamental effects of information technology on the contemporary world. --From publisher's description."
  • "This first book in Castells' groundbreaking trilogy, with a substantial new preface, highlights the economic and social dynamics of the information age and shows how the network society has now fully risen on a global scale. Groundbreaking volume on the impact of the age of information on all aspects of societyIncludes coverage of the influence of the internet and the net-economyDescribes the accelerating pace of innovation and social transformationBased on research in the USA, Asia, Latin America, and Europe."
  • "Revolution der Informationstechnologie ; virtuelle Realität ; Wandlung der Arbeitsbedingungen und der Arbeit (1920-2005)."

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  • "The Rise of the Network Society, 1 the Information Age - Economy, Society, and Culture (With a New Preface)"@en
  • "The Rise of the Network Society, With a New Preface The Information Age: Economy, Society, and Culture Volume I"
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  • "The rise of the network society"
  • "The rise of the network society : second edition, with a new preface"
  • "The Rise of the Network Society, With a New Preface the Information Age: Economy, Society, and Culture Volume I"
  • "The rise of the Network society"
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