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The Internet Galaxy: Reflections on the Internet, Business, and Society

Manuel Castells


This book presents a stunning insight on the impact of the Internet and communication technologies on society in the beginning of the twenty-first century. The author puts forward the case that the Internet is not just a technology, but the very fabric and backbone of the New Economy, and of the Network Society. It is essential that people understand its language, its logic, its constraints, and its freedoms in order to manage and to change their reality.

Keywords: Internet, communications technologies, society, New Economy, Network Society, language, logic, constraints, freedoms, reality

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2002 Print ISBN-13: 9780199255771
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199255771.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Manuel Castells, author
Professor of Sociology and Professor of City and Regional Planning, University of California at Berkeley