Network Society

The term Network Society describes several different phenomena related to the social, political, economic and cultural changes caused by the spread of networked, digital information and communications technologies. A number of academics (see below) are credited with coining the term since the 1990s and several competing definitions exist. The intellectual origins of the idea can be traced back to the work of early social theorists such as Georg Simmel who analyzed the effect of modernization and industrial capitalism on complex patterns of affiliation, organization, production and experience.

Read more about Network Society:  Origins, Barry Wellman, Hiltz and Turoff, Manuel Castells, Jan Van Dijk, Interaction With New Media, In Modern Life

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Manuel Castells - Publications
... Martins Press (1978) The Economic Crisis and American Society ... The Rise of the Network Society, The Information Age Economy, Society and Culture Vol ... The Power of Identity, The Information Age Economy, Society and Culture Vol ...
Network Society - In Modern Life
... sites such as Facebook and Twitter, instant messaging and email are prime examples of the Network Society at work ... This demonstrates how the ideas of society changing will affect the persons we communicate over time ...
Manuel Castells - Theory
... About the origins of the network society, he posits that changes to the network form of enterprise predate the electronic internet technologies (usual ... socially excluded from the global society usual usage denotes the nomadic, pastoral, and hunter-gatherer ways of life beyond the contemporary industrial society norm ... The Information Age, the Age of Consumption, The Network Society are all perspectives attempting to describing modern life as known in the present and to depict ...

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