The Network Society (Hardcover)

Author: Barney, Darin

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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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Publisher Polity Press
Mfg Part# 9780745626680
SKU 35194516
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 0745626688
Release Date 9/15/2009
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Dimensions (in Inches) 8.5H x 5.5L x 0.75T
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Editors Note The Network Society 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. Whether new information and communication technologies have given birth to a new form of society or reinforce and extend existing patterns and relationships is a matter still under debate. This book provides a clear and engaging discussion of these and other issues. Using a sophisticated model of the relationship between technology and society, it investigates both what has changed and what has remained the same in the age of the Internet. Among the topics 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.
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Number of Pages 0216
Publisher Polity Press
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