The Rise of The Network Society: The Information Age: Economy, Society and Culture, Volume 1

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Wiley, Aug 15, 2000 - Social Science - 624 pages
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This book, the first in Castells' ground-breaking trilogy, 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.

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Review: The Rise of the Network Society: The Information Age: Economy, Society and Culture, Volume I (The Rise of Network Society #1)

User Review  - Nikolay Mollov - Goodreads

Very, very serious anthropological book! Contains genealogy and the reasons for the successes and failures of different cultures at different times in technological development, which outlines how we ... Read full review

Review: The Rise of the Network Society: The Information Age: Economy, Society and Culture, Volume I (The Rise of Network Society #1)

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Powerful in it's capacity to inform those of whom are interested in Society currently. Read full review

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Manuel Castells, born in Spain in 1942, is Professor of Sociology, and of City and Regional Planning, at the University of California, Berkeley, where he was appointed in 1979, after teaching for 12 years at the University of Paris. He has also taught and researched at the Universities of Madrid, Chile, Montreal, Campinas, Caracas, Mexico, Geneva, Copenhagen, Wisconsin, Boston, Southern California, Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan, Amsterdam, Moscow, Novosibirsk, Hitotsubashi, and Barcelona. He has published 20 books, including The Informational City (1989). He has been a Guggenheim Fellow, and a recipient of the C. Wright Mills Award, and of the Robert and Helen Lynd Award. He is a member of the European Academy. The Information Age is translated into 11 languages.

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