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Title:
The power of identity
Author:
Castells, Manuel, 1942-
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Publication Information:
Malden, Mass. : Blackwell, 1997.
Physical Description:
xv, 461 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781557868732

9781557868749
Format :
Book

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Central Library HM221 .C366 1997 V.2 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks
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Summary

This is an account of the two great and conflicting trends now shaping the world: globalization and identity. The information technology revolution and the restructuring of capitalism have induced the network society, and ushered in the globalization of strategic economic activities, flexibility and instability of work, and a culture of real virtuality. But, alongside the transformation of capitalism and the demise of statism, there has been a powerful surge of expressions of collective identity. These challenge globalization on behalf of cultural singularity and control over life and environment.


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