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In a series of conversations Manuel Castells, one of the world's best known social scientists, explains and expands his work. He builds on his earlier thinking, opening it to new audiences and taking it into new areas in a highly accessible way. * Manuel Castells explains and expands his work in a series of conversations with British journalist Martin Ince. * Castells builds on his earlier work, opening it to new audiences, and taking it into new areas in a highly accessible way. * Includes new thinking on social organisations and identity; new areas of innovation, including biotechnology and nanotechnology; education, knowledge and culture; and his analysis of areas of the world (Africa, Russia, Europe, the Americas and Asia) of which he has specialist knowledge. * Contains a detailed biography of Castells and a bibliography of his voluminous scholarly work.
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  • Paperback | 184 pages
  • 137.16 x 210.82 x 15.24mm | 226.8g
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New
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  • 0745628494
  • 9780745628493
  • 1,444,500

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Manuel Castells is one of the world's best-known socialscientists. His work is often compared, in scope and ambition, withthat of Marx or Weber. Renowned for his trilogy The InformationAge, he has published widely on technology and innovation, including the Internet, planning and urban issues, identity, socialmovements and international business and politics.





Here Castells explains and expands his work in a series ofconversations with British journalist Martin Ince. He builds on hisearlier work, opening it to new audiences and taking it into newareas in a highly accessible way.





These conversations include new thinking on social organizationsand identity, new areas of innovation, including education, knowledge and culture, and his analysis of such areas of the worldas Africa, Russia, Europe, North and South America and Asia ofwhich Castells has specialist knowledge. The book also contains adetailed biography of Castells and a bibliography of his voluminousscholarly work.
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Table of contents

Acknowledgments. Introduction. 1. Manuel's life and work. 2. Innovation. 3. The Space of Flows. 4. Social movements and organisations. 5. Identity. 6. Politics and Power. 7. Castells' world tour. 8. A world of knowledge. Bibliography. Biographies of the Authors. Index
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'These conversations ... provide a highly interesting commentary by Castells on his own phenomenon and a (very compact) tour d'horizon of his ideas about every current political and social issue and every continent.' Times Higher Education Supplement "...stimulating and such a constant source of pleasure. Castell shows himself here a commentator on the contemporary global scene of real insight and penetration." Krishan Kumar, Prometheus
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About Manuel Castells

Manuel Castells is Professor of Sociology and Professor of City and Regional Planning at the University of California, Berkeley, and Professor of the Information Society at the Open Catalan University (UOC), in Barcelona. Martin Ince is a freelance journalist and contributing editor of the Times Higher Education Supplement where he was formerly deputy editor. This is his eighth book..
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