The Rise of the Network Society, With a New Preface

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Wiley, Nov 19, 2009 - Social Science - 656 pages
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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

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Manuel Castells is Professor Emeritus of Sociology and Planning at the University of California, Berkeley. He is also the Wallis Annenberg Chair in Communication Technology and Society at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, and Research Professor at the Open University of Catalonia in Barcelona. He is Distinguished Visiting Professor of Technology and Society at M.I.T., and Distinguished Visiting Professor of Internet Studies at Oxford University. He is the recipient of numerous academic awards, including the Guggenheim Fellowship, C. Wright Mills Award, the Robert and Helen Lynd Award from the American Sociological Association, and the Ithiel de Sola Pool Award from the American Political Science Association. He is a Fellow of the European Academy, a Fellow of the Spanish Royal Academy of Economics, and a Corresponding Fellow of the British Academy. He has received 14 honorary doctorates from universities around the world. He has authored 22 books, among which is the trilogy The Information Age: Economy, Society, and Culture, first published by Blackwell in 1996–8, and translated into 20 languages.

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