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English - 204 pages - ISBN-10: 0745626696 - ISBN-13: 9780745626697

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In The Network Society, Darin Barney provides a compellingexamination of the social, political and economic implications ofnetwork technologies and their application across a wide range ofpractices and institutions.Are we in the midst of a digital revolution? Have newinformation and communication technologies given birth to a newform of society, or do they reinforce and extend existing patternsand relationships? This book provides a clear and engagingdiscussion of these and other questions. Using a sophisticatedmodel of the relationship between technology and society, Barneyinvestigates both what has changed, and what has remained the same,in the age of the Internet.Among the issues discussed are debates concerning the emergenceof a 'knowledge economy'; digital restructuring of employment andwork; globalization and the status of the nation-state; theprospects of digital democracy; the digital divide; new socialmovements; and culture, community and identity in the age of newmedia.This book provides an accessible resource for a thoughtfulengagement with life in the network society. It will be essentialreading for students in sociology and media and communicationstudies. This will be a valuable textbook for undergraduatestudents of sociology and media and communication studies.

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