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The Power of Identity: The Information Age - Economy, Society, and Culture: 2 (Information Age Series) Paperback – 27 Nov 2009

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  • Paperback: 584 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell; 2nd Edition, with a New Preface edition (27 Nov. 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1405196874
  • ISBN-13: 978-1405196871
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 3.6 x 22.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars 3 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 708,144 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"Every now and then one reads a book of social science that is uplifting and mind expanding. These books are ambitious and lustrous, teaching us much about our world. Such is this work from the brilliant sociologist Manuel Castells. There is no other sociological work today that brings together in one panoramic expanse so many of the changes now occurring. This is a story not simply of global economic change, but of cultural upheavals. It is a tale not simply of the decline of sovereign states, but of the emergence of the new bases of power. And it is a narrative not merely about computer technology or the media, but of the very terms in which those agents work." ?Anthony M. Orum, Contemporary Sociology "A magnum opus if ever there was one. In my view, the finest piece of contemporary social analysis for at least a generation." ?Frank Webster, British Journal of Sociology "A truly stunning achievement. A scholar who, with remarkable mastery, has brought his experience over a lifetime to bear on astonishingly diversified data set, pulling them together into a compelling account of the complex relationship between the progressive and the reactionary, the globalizing and particularizing forces that are transforming our perplexing world." ?Benjamin Barber, The Los Angeles Times Sunday Book Reviews

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In this second volume of The Information Age trilogy, with an extensive new preface following the recent global economic crisis, Manuel Castells deals with the social, political, and cultural dynamics associated with the technological transformation of our societies, and with the globalization of the economy.

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