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Published: 29 August 2013

624 Pages


ISBN: 9780199681938

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Communication Power

Second Edition

Manuel Castells

  • Manuel Castells is our foremost theorist of the power of communication in modern society and won the Holberg International Memorial Prize in 2012
  • Rich and wide-ranging analysis of the role of communication and social media in shaping responses to political change and financial crisis, drawing on examples such as the Arab Spring, the Occupy movement, Internet-based political campaigning, movements to prevent climate change, and the misinformation surrounding the Iraq war
  • This book is a natural progression from his 'Network Society' trilogy - a powerful, forward-looking analysis of communication in the Network Society
  • Builds on some of the themes of Castells' Internet Galaxy (OUP, 2001), and considers the social and political implications of recent phenomena such as social networking and blogging
  • Draws on theories from across the social sciences: politics, sociology, psychology, communication studies, management studies

New to this Edition:

  • The second edition of this timely book will include a substantial new introduction to take into account the role of technology, self-organization, and power in important recent events since first publication, including social movements, political upheavals, protests, and mobilizations such as the Arab Spring and the Occupy movement

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