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
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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if you are going to a desert island and have to take only five books with you, please take this one. it is 10 years old, but it is an amazing summary and not yet out of date -- some of the stuff he wrote about time and flows, people have mostly not even thought about yet. 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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