The rise of the network society Manuel CastellsPublisher: United Kingdom Wiley-Blackwell 2010Edition: 2h. edition.Description: lvii, 597 pages Illustrations, figures, tables 22 cm.Content type: Media type: Carrier type: ISBN: 9781405196864.Subject(s): Sociedad de la Informacion | Tecnologías de la informaciónDDC classification: 303.4833
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Prologue: the net and the self. - - The information technology revolution. - - The new economy: informationalism, globalization, networking. - - The network enterprise. the culture, institutions, and organizations of the informational economy. - - The transformation of work and employment: networkers, jobless, and flex-timers. - - The culture of real virtuality: the integration of electronic communication, the end of the mass audience, and the rise of interactive networks. - - The space of flows. - - The edge of forever: timeless time.
We live in confusing times, as is often the case in periods of historical transition between different forms of society. This is because the intellectual categories that we use to understand what happens around us have been coined in defferent circumstances, and can hardly grasp what is new by referring to the past. I contend that around the end of the second millenium of the common era a number of major social, technological, economic, and cultural transformations came together to give rise to a new form of society, the network society, whose analysis is proposed in this volume. The urgency for a new approach to understanding the Kind of economy, culture, and society in which we live is heightened by the crises and conflicts that have characterized the first decade of the twenty-first century.