The Information Age: Economy, Society, and Culture

Author: Manuel Castells

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444356313

Category: Social Science

Page: 656

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This first book in Castells' groundbreaking trilogy, with a substantial new preface, highlights the economic and social dynamics of the information age and shows how the network society has now fully risen on a global scale. Groundbreaking volume on the impact of the age of information on all aspects of society Includes coverage of the influence of the internet and the net-economy Describes the accelerating pace of innovation and social transformation Based on research in the USA, Asia, Latin America, and Europe
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Author: Jan van Dijk

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446268098

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 336

View: 9276

The Network Society is now more than ever the essential guide to the past, consequences and future of digital communication. Fully revised, this Third Edition covers crucial new issues and updates, including: • the long history of social media and Web 2.0: why it's not as new as we think • digital youth culture as a foreshadow of future new media use • the struggle for control of the internet among Microsoft, Google, Apple and Facebook • the contribution of media networks to the current financial crisis • complete update of the literature on the facts, theories, trends and technologies of the internet • new features for students with boxes of chapter questions, conclusions and boxed explanations of key concepts This book remains an accessible, comprehensive, must-read introduction to how new media function in contemporary society.
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A Cross-cultural Perspective

Author: Manuel Castells

Publisher: Edward Elgar Pub

ISBN: N.A

Category: Political Science

Page: 464

View: 4751

'The Network Society stimulates the reader to think about the network society in an innovative way. Because of its analytical aims and a well-balanced presentation of empirical findings and theoretical insights coming from a remarkable variety of authors, this is a book that might become a model for collaborative research in the years to come, as well as an invaluable reference for teaching and research on networking as an organizational form.' - International Sociology - Review of Books
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Author: Darin Barney

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0745637094

Category: Social Science

Page: 208

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In The Network Society, Darin Barney provides a compelling examination of the social, political and economic implications of network technologies and their application across a wide range of practices and institutions. Are we in the midst of a digital revolution? Have new information and communication technologies given birth to a new form of society, or do they reinforce and extend existing patterns and relationships? This book provides a clear and engaging discussion of these and other questions. Using a sophisticated model of the relationship between technology and society, Barney investigates both what has changed, and what has remained the same, in the age of the Internet. Among the issues discussed are debates concerning the emergence of a 'knowledge economy'; digital restructuring of employment and work; globalization and the status of the nation-state; the prospects of digital democracy; the digital divide; new social movements; and culture, community and identity in the age of new media. This book provides an accessible resource for a thoughtful engagement with life in the network society. It will be essential reading for students in sociology and media and communication studies. This will be a valuable textbook for undergraduate students of sociology and media and communication studies.
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Author: Robert Hassan

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 0335225721

Category: Social Science

Page: 173

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What is the network society? What effects does it have upon media, culture and politics? What are the competing forces in the network society, and how are they reshaping the world? The rise of the network society - the suffusion of much of the economy, culture and society with digital interconnectivity - is a development of immense significance. In this innovative book, Robert Hassan unpacks the dynamics of this new information order and shows how they have affected both the way media and politics are 'played', and how these are set to reshape and reorder our world. Using many of the current ideas in media theory, cultural studies and the politics of the newly evolving 'networked civil society', Hassan argues that the network society is steeped with contradictions and in a state of deep flux. This is a key text for undergraduate students in media studies, politics, cultural studies and sociology, and will be of interest to anyone who wishes to understand the network society and play a part in shaping it.
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The New Role of Civil Society in Cyberspace

Author: Schuler

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262264709

Category: Computers

Page: 443

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Information and computer technologies are used every day by real people with real needs. The authors contributing to Shaping the Network Society describe how technology can be used effectively by communities, activists, and citizens to meet society's challenges. In their vision, computer professionals are concerned less with bits, bytes, and algorithms and more with productive partnerships that engage both researchers and community activists. These collaborations are producing important sociotechnical work that will affect the future of the network society.Traditionally, academic research on real-world users of technology has been neglected or even discouraged. The authors contributing to this book are working to fill this gap; their theoretical and practical discussions illustrate a new orientation -- research that works with people in their natural social environments, uses common language rather than rarefied academic discourse, and takes a pragmatic perspective. The topics they consider are key to democratization and social change. They include human rights in the "global billboard society"; public computing in Toledo, Ohio; public digital culture in Amsterdam; "civil networking" in the former Yugoslavia; information technology and the international public sphere; "historical archaeologies" of community networks; "technobiographical" reflections on the future; libraries as information commons; and globalization and media democracy, as illustrated by Indymedia, a global collective of independent media organizations.
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Browsing, News, Filters and Citizenship

Author: Gustavo Cardoso

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1847537928

Category: Reference

Page: 560

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In the Network Society the development of a new communicational model has been taking shape. A communicational model characterized by the fusion of interpersonal communication and mass communication, connecting audiences and broadcasters under a hypertextual matrix linking several media devices. The Networked Communication model is the informational societies communication model. A model that must be understood also in its needed literacies for building our media diets, media matrixes and on how it's changing the way autonomy is managed and citizenship exercised in the Information Age. In this book Gustavo Cardoso develops an analysis that, focusing on the last decade, takes us from Europe to North America and from South America to Asia, combining under the framework of the Network Society a broad range of scientific perspectives from Media Studies to Political Science and Social Movements theory to Sociology of Communication.
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Economic Development and International Competitveness as Problems of Social

Author: Dirk Messner

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135226172

Category: History

Page: 432

View: 7661

The author argues that the countries that, at the end of the 20th century, have economic, social and ecological success will not be unleashed market economies but "active and learning societies" that attempt to solve their problems via an organizational and governance-related pluralism.
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A New Context for Planning

Author: Louis Albrechts,Seymour Mandelbaum

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135991855

Category: Architecture

Page: 347

View: 7964

In a clear and rewarding style, Albrechts and Mandelbaum consider the challenges that the new paradigm of the Network Society creates for Urban and Regional Planning. Chapters grouped into five themes discuss theoretical and practical perspectives on the contemporary organization of social, economic, cultural, political and physical spaces. These sections are: models of the Network Society the impact of physical networks such as transport challenges for Planners raised by society’s increased reliance on new technology an examination of local networks including community networks and the possibilities of setting up local networks for disaster recovery a comparison of spatial and policy networks and an exploration of the institutions involved. This book is essential reading for graduate level courses in urban studies, city and regional planning, and urban design. With its clear structure – unitary sections but a diversity of perspectives – the book can be used easily in courses such as Planning Theory, Urban Infrastructure and Public Policy.
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The Theory of the Network Society

Author: Felix Stalder

Publisher: Polity

ISBN: 0745632769

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 255

View: 1911

First in-depth study of Manuell Castells pioneering work Traces Castells thought from his work on urban change in the 1970s to his recent theories of global social transformations Distills the central ideas in Castells work into an accessible and concise introduction for undergraduate students Explores Castells writings on the network society, informational capitalism and democracy in crisis Provides a critical analysis of Castells thought in relation to ongoing debates about globalization
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Time and Temporality in the Network Society

Author: Robert Hassan

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 9780804751971

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 284

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24/7 is the first collection of essays dealing with the nature and our experience of temporality in the network society.
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Local Action/global Interaction

Author: Peter Day,Douglas Schuler

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415301947

Category: Medical

Page: 263

View: 3849

Around the world, citizens in local communities are utilising ICTs to underpin the creation of a participatory and democratic vision of the network society. Embedded in the richness and diversity of community practice, a vision of a 'civil network society' is emerging. A society where ICTs are harnessed as tools to improve the quality of life and reflect the diversity of social networks; where people are viewed as citizens, not just as consumers, and where heterogeneity is perceived as a strength rather than a weakness. Community Practice in the Network Society looks at the broad context in which this is happening, presents case studies of local projects from around the world, and discusses community ICT research methodologies. Not only does it highlight the symbiotic relationship between community ICT practice and research, but it also provides evidence supporting the case for the development of more inclusive and participatory pathways to the network society.
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Author: Kazuko Nakajima

Publisher: University of Calgary Press

ISBN: 155238070X

Category: Education

Page: 204

View: 6625

Presents a collection of nine essays that address the use of computers in assisting Japanese language instruction, covering such topics as software development, Internet-based self-assessment, and instructional tools.
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The Information Age: Economy, Society, and Culture

Author: Manuel Castells

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 9781405196864

Category: Social Science

Page: 597

View: 1954

This first book in Castells' groundbreaking trilogy, with a substantial new preface, highlights the economic and social dynamics of the information age and shows how the network society has now fully risen on a global scale. New preface demonstrates the network society has now fully risen on a global scale Groundbreaking volume on the impact of the age of information on all aspects of society Includes coverage of the influence of the internet and the net-economy Describes the accelerating pace of innovation and social transformation Based ...
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Author: Toshiyuki Kaneda,Hidehiko Kanegae,Yusuke Toyoda,Paola Rizzi

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9811005753

Category: Mathematics

Page: 474

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This book provides the state of the art in the simulation and gaming study field by systematically collecting excellent papers presented at the 46th International Simulation and Gaming Association annual conference held in Kyoto 17–25 July 2015. Simulation and gaming has been used in a wide variety of areas ranging from early childhood education and school-age children, universities, and professional education, to policy exploration and social problem solving. Moreover, it now been drastically changing its features in the Internet Of Things (IOT) society while taking over a wide variety of aliases, such as serious games and gamification. Most of the papers on which this book’s chapters are based were written by academic researchers, both up-and-coming and well known. In addition, simulation and gaming is a translational system science going from theory to clinical cross-disciplinary topics. With this book, therefore, graduate students and higher-level researchers, educators, and practitioners can become familiar with the state-of-the-art academic research on simulation and gaming in the network society of the twenty-first century.
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Author: David V. Gibson,Manuel V. Heitor,Alejandro Ibarra Yunez

Publisher: Purdue University Press

ISBN: 9781557533562

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 464

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Learning and Knowledge for the Network Society discusses technology, policy and manage­ment in a context much influenced by a dynamic of change and a necessary balance between the creation and diffusion of knowledge. It is largely grounded on empirical experiences of different regional and national contexts and addresses the dynamics of the process of knowledge accumulation, which drives a learning society. This fact is reflected in the trend in developed economies towards an increasing investment in advanced technology, research and development, education, and culture, but also in the process of inclusive development, which should be considered for less-developed countries. Concepts such as learning ability, creativity, and sustained flexibility gain greater importance as guiding principles for the conduct of individuals, institutions, nations, and regions. It is thus legitimate to question the traditional way of viewing the role that contemporary institutions play in the process of economic development and to argue for the need to promote systems of innovation and competence building based on learning and knowledge networks
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Author: A. Anderson

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137314087

Category: Social Science

Page: 203

View: 4940

The news media has become a key arena for staging environmental conflicts. Through a range of illuminating examples ranging from climate change to oil spills, Media, Environment and the Network Society provides a timely and far-reaching analysis of the media politics of contemporary environmental debates.
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Author: Neil Ballantyne,Walter La Mendola

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317978706

Category: Medical

Page: 136

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The Internet and the many applications it supports continue to transform and expand the ways in which it is possible to relate, communicate, collaborate, and perform human service work. In this book, human service researchers and practitioners explore major opportunities and challenges to well being, social justice, and human service work that technology use in everyday life has exposed. Drawing on the latest research their contributions examine issues associated with human service practices in the network society, including: the implications of an expanded capacity to share human service data across agency and national boundaries; ethical issues associated with the use of remote sensing and surveillance technologies (e.g. the satellite tracking of offenders, and telecare services for older people); the risks and benefits of social network sites including issues associated with online privacy, intimacy, and safety; and the influence of technology-mediated services on human relationships and the sense of ‘being present’ with another person. Human Services in the Network Society will be of considerable interest to human service professionals, academics and researchers who are concerned about the social impact of networked technologies. This book was previously published as a special issue of the Journal of Technology in Human Services.
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Author: Jan A.G.M. van Dijk,Kenneth L. Hacker

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351110691

Category: Political Science

Page: 218

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A seminal shift has taken place in the relationship between Internet usage and politics. At the turn of the century, it was presumed that digital communication would produce many positive political effects like improvements to political information retrieval, support for public debate and community formation or even enhancements in citizen participation in political decision-making. While there have been positive effects, negative effects have also occurred including fake news and other political disinformation, social media appropriation by terrorists and extremists, ‘echo-chambers’ and "filter bubbles", elections influenced by hostile hackers and campaign manipulation by micro-targeting marketing. It is time for critical re-evaluation. Designed to encourage critical thinking on the part of the student, internationally recognized experts, Jan A.G.M. van Dijk and Kenneth Hacker, chronicle the political significance of new communication technologies for the promotion of democracy over the last two decades. Drawing upon structuration theory and network theory and real-world case studies from across the globe, the book is logically structured around the following topics: Political Participation and Inclusion Habermas and the Reconstruction of Public Space Media and Democracy in Authoritarian States Democracy and the Internet in China E-government and democracy Views of democracy and Internet use Underpinned by up-to-date literature, this important textbook is aimed at students and scholars of communication studies, political science, sociology, political communication, and international relations.
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