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Internet Galaxy Reflections on the Internet, Business, and Society

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ISBN-10: 0199255776

ISBN-13: 9780199255771

Edition: 2002

Authors: Manuel Castells

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The Web has been with us for less than a decade. The popular and commercial diffusion of the Internet has been extraordinary - instigating and enabling changes in virtually every area of human activity and society. We have new systems of communication, new businesses, new media and sources of information, new forms of political and cultural expression, new forms of teaching and learning, and new communities.But how much do we know about the Internet - its history, its technology, its culture, and its uses? What are its implications for the business world and society at large? The diffusion has been so rapid that it has outpaced the capacity for well-grounded analysis. Soem say everything…    
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Book details

Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 4/3/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

Acknowledgments
Opening: The Network is the Message
Lessons from the History of the Internet
The Culture of the Internet
e-Business and the New Economy
Virtual Communities or Network Society?
The Politics of the Internet I: Computer Networks, Civil Society, and the State
The Politics of the Internet II: Privacy and Liberty in Cyberspace
Multimedia and the Internet: The Hypertext beyond Convergence
The Geography of the Internet: Networked Places
The Digital Divide in a Global Perspective
Conclusion: The Challenges of the Network Society
Index