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The Rise of the Network Society

The Information Age: Economy, Society, and Culture Volume I · 2nd Edition with a New Preface

by Manuel Castells


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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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2nd Edition with a New Preface


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Manuel Castells (Author)

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 Res...

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