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Contents

The Information Age

Economy, Society, and Culture

Volume I
The Rise of the Network Society

“We live today in a period of intense and puzzling transformation, signalling perhaps a move beyond the industrial era altogether. Yet where are the great sociological works that chart this transition? Hence the importance of Manuel Castells’ multivolume work, in which he seeks to chart the social and economic dynamics of the information age… [It] is bound to be a major reference source for years to come.” (Anthony Giddens, The Times Higher Education Supplement)

“A brief review cannot do it justice. No other scholar has approached the subject of the information age in as engaging and innovative a way as this author. Strongly recommended for academic libraries.” (Choice)

A little over a decade since its first publication, the hypotheses set out in Manuel Castells’ groundbreaking trilogy have largely been verified. In a substantial new preface to the first volume in the series, Castells demonstrates, in the light of major world trends, how the network society has now fully risen on a global scale.

The book discusses how the global economy is now characterized by the almost instantaneous flow and exchange of information, capital, and cultural communication. These flows order and condition both consumption and production. The networks themselves reflect and create distinctive cultures. Both they and the traffic they carry are largely outside national regulation. Our dependence on the new modes of informational flow gives to those in a position to control them enormous power to control us. The main political arena is now the media, and the media are not politically answerable.

Based on research in the USA, Asia, Latin America, and Europe, Castells formulates a systematic theory of the information society and details the new social and economic developments brought by the Internet and the “new economy.”

Table of Contents for Volumes II and III of Manuel Castells’ The Information Age: Economy, Society, and Culture

Volume II: The Power of Identity

Our World, our Lives

1 Communal Heavens: Identity and Meaning in the Network Society

2 The Other Face of the Earth: Social Movements against the New Global Order

3 The Greening of the Self: The Environmental Movement

4 The End of Patriarchalism: Social Movements, Family, and Sexuality in the Information Age

5 Globalization, Identification, and the State: A Powerless State or a Network State?

6 Informational Politics and the Crisis of Democracy

Conclusion: Social Change in the Network Society

Volume III: End of Millennium

A Time of Change

1 The Crisis of Industrial Statism and the Collapse of the Soviet Union

2 The Rise of the Fourth World: Informational Capitalism, Poverty, and Social Exclusion

3 The Perverse Connection: the Global Criminal Economy

4 Development and Crisis in the Asian Pacific: Globalization and the State

5 The Unification of Europe: Globalization, Identity, and the Network State

Conclusion: Making Sense of our World

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For Emma Kiselyova-Castells,

without whose love, work, and support

this book would not exist

Figures

Productivity growth in the United States, 1995–1999
Estimate of evolution of productivity in the United States, 1972–1999 93
Growth in trade and capital flows, 1970–1995
Goods in international trade by level of technological intensity, 1976/1996
Foreign direct investment
Cross-border mergers and acquisitions, 1992–1997
Export shares
Share of growth from high-tech sector in the United States, 1986–1998
Declining dividends payments
Percentage of the United States’ population that is foreign-born, 1900–1994
Total fertility rates for nationals and foreigners in selected OECD countries
Index of employment growth by region, 1973–1999
Part-time workers in employed labor force in OECD countries, 1983–1998
Self-employed workers in employed labor force in OECD countries, 1983–1993
Temporary workers in employed labor force in OECD countries, 1983–1997
Non-standard forms of employment in employed labor force in OECD countries, 1983–1994
Employment in the temporary help industry in the United States, 1982–1997
Percentage of working-age Californians employed in “traditional” jobs, 1999
Distribution of working-age Californians by “traditional” job status and length of tenure in the job, 1999
The Japanese labor market in the postwar period
Annual growth of productivity, employment, and earnings in OECD countries, 1984–1998
Media sales in 1998 for major media groups
Strategic alliances between media groups in Europe, 1999
Internet hosts, 1989–2006
Internet CONE and country code domain names by city worldwide, July 1999
Internet CONE and country code domain names by city in North America, July 1999
Internet CONE and country code domain names by city in Europe, July 1999
Internet CONE and country code domain names by city in Asia, July 1999
Largest absolute growth in information flows, 1982 and 1990
Exports of information from the United States to major world regions and centers
System of relationships between the characteristics of information technology manufacturing and the industry’s spatial pattern
The world’s largest urban agglomerations (>10 million inhabitants in 1992)
Diagrammatic representation of major nodes and links in the urban region of the Pearl River Delta
Downtown Kaoshiung
The entrance hall of Barcelona airport
The waiting room at D.E. Shaw and Company
Belleville, 1999
Las Ramblas, Barcelona, 1999
Barcelona: Paseo de Gracia
Irvine, California: business complex
Labor force participation rate (%) for men 55–64 years old in eight countries, 1970–1998
Ratio of hospitalized deaths to total deaths (%), by year, 1947–1987, in Japan
War deaths relative to world population, by decade, 1720–2000

Tables

Productivity rate: growth rates of output per worker
Productivity in the business sector
Evolution of the productivity of business sectors
Evolution of productivity in sectors not open to free trade
Evolution of US productivity by industrial sectors and periods
Cross-border transactions in bonds and equities, 1970–1996
Foreign assets and liabilities as a percentage of total assets and liabilities of commercial banks for selected countries, 1960–1997
Direction of world exports, 1965–1995
Parent corporations and foreign affiliates by area and country
Stocks valuation, 1995–1999
United States: percentage distribution of employment by industrial sector and intermediate industry group, 1920–1991
Japan: percentage distribution of employment by industrial sector and intermediate industry group, 1920–1990
Germany: percentage distribution of employment by industrial sector and intermediate industry group, 1925–1987
France: percentage distribution of employment by industrial sector and intermediate industry group, 1921–1989
Italy: percentage distribution of employment by industrial sector and intermediate industry group, 1921–1990
United Kingdom: percentage distribution of employment by industrial sector and intermediate industry group, 1921–1992
Canada: percentage distribution of employment by industrial sector and intermediate industry group, 1921–1992
United States: employment statistics by industry, 1920–1991
Japan: employment statistics by industry, 1920–1990
Germany: employment statistics by industry, 1925–1987
France: employment statistics by industry, 1921–1989
Italy: employment statistics by industry, 1921–1990
United Kingdom: employment statistics by industry, 1921–1990
Canada: employment statistics by industry, 1921–1992
Occupational structure of selected countries
United States: percentage distribution of employment by occupation, 1960–1991
Japan: percentage distribution of employment by occupation, 1955–1990
Germany: percentage distribution of employment by occupation, 1976–1989
France: percentage distribution of employment by occupation, 1982–1989
Great Britain: percentage distribution of employment by occupation, 1961–1990
Canada: percentage distribution of employment by occupation, 1950–1992
Foreign resident population in Western Europe, 1950–1990
Employment in manufacturing by major countries and regions, 1970–1997
Employment shares by industry/occupation and ethnic/gender group of all workers in the United States, 1960–1998
Information technology spending per worker (1987–1994), employment growth (1987–1994), and unemployment rate (1995) by country
Main telephone lines per employee (1986 and 1993) and Internet hosts per 1,000 population (January 1996) by country
Men’s and women’s employment ratios, 15–64 years old, 1973–1998
Percentage of standard workers in the chuki koyo system of Japanese firms
Concentration of stock ownership by income level in the United States, 1995
Annual hours worked per person, 1870–1979
Potential lifelong working hours, 1950–1985
Duration and reduction of working time, 1970–1987
Principal demographic characteristics by main regions of the world, 1970–1995
Total fertility rates of some industrialized countries, 1901–1985
First live births per 1,000 women by age group of mother (30–49 years) and by race in the United States, 1960 and 1990
Comparisons of infant mortality rates, selected countries, 1990–1995 (estimates)