The rise of the network society : volume i: the information age: economy, society, and culture
Auteur : CASTELLS Manuel
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'.
List of Tables
Prologue: the Net and the Self:
Technology, Society, and Historical Change
Informationalism, Industrialism, Capitalism, Statism: Modes of Development and Modes of Production 13
The Self in the Informational Society
A Word on Method
1. The Information Technology Revolution:
Lessons from the Industrial Revolution
The Historical Sequence of the Information Technology Revolution
Models, Actors, and Sites of the Information Technology Revolution
The Information Technology Paradigm
2. The New Economy: Informationalism, Globalization, Networking:
Productivity, Competitiveness, and the Informational Economy
The Global Economy: Structure, Dynamics, and Genesis
The New Economy
3. The Network Enterprise: the Culture, Institutions, and Organizations of the Informational Economy:
Organizational Trajectories in the Restructuring of Capitalism and in the Transition from Industrialism to Informationalism
Information Technology and the Network Enterprise
Culture, Institutions, and Economic Organization: East Asian Business Networks
Multinational Enterprises, Transnational Corporations, and International Networks
The Spirit of Informationalism
4. The Transformation of Work and Employment: Networkers, Jobless, and Flex-timers:
The Historical Evolution of Employment and Occupational Structure in Advanced Capitalist Countries: the G-7, 1920-2005
Is There a Global Labor Force?
The Work Process in the Informational Paradigm
The Effects of Information Technology on Employment: Toward a Jobless Society?
Work and the Informational Divide: Flex-timers
Information Technology and the Restructuring of Capital-Labor Relations: Social Dualism or Fragmented Societies?
Appendix A: Statistical Tables for Chapter 4
Appendix B: Methodological Note and Statistical References
5. The Culture of Real Virtuality: the Integration of Electronic Communication, the End of the Mass Audience, and the Rise of Interactive Networks:
From the Gutenberg Galaxy to the McLuhan Galaxy: the Rise of Mass Media Culture
The New Media and the Diversification of Mass Audience
Computer-mediated Communication, Institutional Control, Social Networks, and Virtual Communities
The Grand Fusion: Multimedia as Symbolic Environment
The Culture of Real Virtuality
6. The Space of Flows:
Advanced Services, Information Flows, and the Global City
The New Industrial Space
Everyday Life in the Electronic Cottage: the End of Cities?
The Transformation of Urban Form: the Informational City
The Social Theory of Space and the Theory of the Space of Flows
The Architecture of the End of History
Space of Flows and Space of Places
7. The Edge of Forever: Timeless Time:
Time, History, and Society
Time as the Source of Value: the Global Casino
Flex-time and the Network Enterprise
The Shrinking and Twisting of Life Working Time
The Blurring of the Life-cycle: Toward Social Arrhythmia?
Time, Space, and Society: the Edge of Forever
Conclusion: the Network Society
Summary of the Contents of Volumes II and III
Date de parution : 10-2009
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