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Author Castells, Manuel, 1942-

Title Communication power / Manuel Castells

Publ Info Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2009
LOCATION CALL # STATUS NOTE
 RWU Main Library  HM1206 .C376 2009    AVAILABLE
 URI  HM1206 C376 2009    DUE 12-24-14
Descript xvii, 571 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents t Power in the network society -- t Communication in the digital age -- t Networks of mind and power -- t Programming communication networks : media politics, scandal politics, and the crisis of democracy -- t Reprogramming communication networks : social movements, insurgent politics, and the new public space -- g Conclusion: t Toward a communication theory of power
Note "We live in the midst of a revolution in communication technologies that affects the ways people feel, think, and behave. The media have become the space where power strategies are played out. In the current technological context mass communication goes beyond traditional media and includes the Internet and mobile communication." "In this book, Manuel Castells analyses the transformation of the global media industry by this revolution in communication technologies. He argues that a new communication system, mass self-communication, has emerged, and power relationships have been profoundly modified by the emergence of this new communication environment. Created in the commons of the Internet this communication can be locally based, but globally connected. It is built through messaging, social networking sites, and blogging, and is now being used by the millions around the world who have access to the Internet."--BOOK JACKET
LC subject Mass media -- Social aspects
Communication -- Social aspects
Globalization
ISBN 9780199567041
0199567042