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Author Castells, Manuel, 1942- author

Title Networks of outrage and hope : social movements in the Internet age / Manuel Castells
Edition Second edition
Published Cambridge, UK ; Malden, MA : Polity Press, 2015
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Description 1 online resource (xix, 318 pages, 6 unnumbered pages) : illustrations
Contents Opening : networking minds, creating meaning, contesting power -- Prelude to revolution: where it all started -- The Egyptian Revolution -- Dignity, violence, geopolitics: the Arab uprising and its demise -- A rhizomatic revolution: indignadas in Spain -- Occupy Wall Street : harvesting the salt of the earth -- Networked social movements: a global trend? -- Changing the world in the network society -- Networked social movements and political change -- Beyond outrage, hope: the life and death of networked social movements -- Appendix to changing the world in the network society
Summary "Networks of Outrage and Hope is an exploration of the new forms of social movements and protests that are erupting in the world today, from the Arab uprisings to the indignadas movement in Spain, from the Occupy Wall Street movement to the social protests in Turkey, Brazil and elsewhere. While these and similar social movements differ in many important ways, there is one thing they share in common: they are all interwoven inextricably with the creation of autonomous communication networks supported by the Internet and wireless communication. In this new edition of his timely and important book, Manuel Castells examines the social, cultural and political roots of these new social movements, studies their innovative forms of self-organization, assesses the precise role of technology in the dynamics of the movements, suggests the reasons for the support they have found in large segments of society, and probes their capacity to induce political change by influencing people's minds. Two new chapters bring the analysis up-to-date and draw out the implications of these social movements and protests for understanding the new forms of social change and political democracy in the global network society."
Notes Revised edition of the author's Networks of outrage and hope published in 2012
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
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Subject Information networks.
Information society.
Information technology -- Social aspects.
Internet -- Social aspects.
Social movements.
Technology and civilization.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0745695779 (electronic bk.)
0745695795 (electronic bk.)
9780745695778 (electronic bk.)
9780745695792 (electronic bk.)