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Manuel Castells

Three Volume Set
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December 2003 | 866 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
These volumes bring together major critical responses to, and engagement with, the work of Manuel Castells. Arguably the leading analyst of the current age, Castells' magnum opus, The Information Age, has been compared to the work of Karl Marx and Max Weber. His concept of `the network society' has influenced much recent social science and his ideas have been adopted in political and policy circles.

The volumes provide an unparalleled guide to the work of Castells. They demonstrate the roots of his thinking in Marxism and the shifts in his perspective. The selection if based along two principles: the chronological development of his thought and the sequence of his major publications.

Included here are critical engagements with Castells' work on the urban question, the city and grassroots; Marxism; the Information Age; the network society; power and identity; the new economy; and the sociology of social movements.

Volume 1: Marxism, France and `The Urban Question' to `The City and the Grassroots'

This volume addresses Castells' engagement with the study of urban social movements; protest in urban politics; collective consumption; states, markets and welfare; urban sociology; and class

Volume 2: From the Informational City to the Information Age

This volume examines the theorizing of new industrial-urban space; the dynamics of urban change; the roots of the network society; the failure of social theory; resisting globalization; the development of global thinking; globalization and identity.

Volume 3: The Information Age

This volume addresses the character of information technologies; the political economy of network society; inequality and modernization in the information age; the self and the net; space flows and timeless space; contested power; grassroots environmental movements; cognitions, emotions and identities; digital commerce; and technology and cultural power.

The collection provides the best available concentration of writings on the work of Manuel Castells. It will be of interest to readers in sociology, urban studies, political science and affiliated fields.


 
VOLUME ONE
 
PART ONE: LA QUESTION URBAINE AND THE URBAN QUESTION: A MARXIST APPROACH
 
SECTION ONE: REVIEWS
Jean-Pierre Garnier
A Propos de `La Question Urbaine'
Christopher G Pickvance
Review
Henry Pratt
Review
Raymond Bradley
Review
 
SECTION TWO: SELF-CRITICISM
Manuel Castells
Afterword 1975
 
SECTION THREE: REVIEW ARTICLES AND ESSAYS
Christopher G Pickvance
On the Study of Urban Social Movements
Patrick Dunleavy
Protest and Quiescence in Urban Politics
Peter Saunders
The Urban as a Spatial Unit of Collective Consumption
Mike Savage and Alan Warde
Two Extracts from Urban Sociology, Capitalism and Modernity
 
SECTION FOUR: BEYOND THE URBAN QUESTION?
C Paris
The Myth of Urban Politics
Brian Elliott
Manuel Castells and the New Urban Sociology
Elizabeth Lebas
Monopolville
The Economic and Political Logic of Capital  
Shoukry T Roweis
Review
Uwe-Jens Walther
The Making of a New Urban Sociology
Castells in Context  
 
PART TWO: THE CITY AND THE GRASSROOTS
 
SECTION ONE: REVIEWS
Christopher G Pickvance
Review
Charles Tilly
Review
Robert Fishman
Review
Ian Procter
Review
Morton Rubin
Review
 
SECTION TWO: ANALYSIS
Stuart Lowe
Castells on Urban Social Movements
Stuart Lowe
The City and the Grassroots
 
VOLUME TWO
 
PART THREE: THE INFORMATIONAL CITY: INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY, ECONOMIC RESTRUCTURING AND THE URBAN-REGIONAL PROCESS
 
SECTION ONE: REVIEW ESSAY
Barry Smart
Theorizing the New Industrial Space
Castells on Capitalism Information Technology and the City  
 
SECTION TWO: REVIEW ARTICLE
Frank Webster
Information and Urban Change
Manuel Castells  
 
SECTION THREE: REVIEWS
David Clark
Review
Mark Goodwin
Review
Peter Hall
Reinventing the City State
Mike Hepworth
Review
Edward J Malecki
Review
Ian Miles
Review
Daniel J Monti
Review
James Eflin
Review
 
PART FOUR: THE INFORMATION AGE: ECONOMY, SOCIETY, CULTURE
 
SECTION ONE: REVIEW WITH REPLY
Peter Abell and Diane Reyniers
On the Failure of Social Theory
Manuel Castells
A Rejoinder to Abell and Reyniers' `Failure of Social Theory'
 
SECTION TWO: SYMPOSIUM WITH REPLY FROM PROMETHEUS
Craig Calhoun
Resisting Globalization or Shaping It
David Lyon
The Net, the Self and the Future
Alain Touraine
Global Thinking for the Information Age
Manuel Castells
Globalization and Identity in the Network Society
 
SECTION THREE: SYMPOSIUM WITH REPLY FROM NEW POLITICAL ECONOMY
Chris Freeman
The New Weber
Krishan Kumar
The End-of-Millenium World
Nick Stevenson
Contraflows in Critical Theory
Manuel Castells
A Rejoinder
On Power, Identities and Culture in the Network Society  
 
SECTION FOUR: SYMPOSIUM WITH REPLY FROM REIS
Jos[ac]e Enrique Rodriguez Ib[ac]anez
Un grand tapiz sociol[ac]ogico que ha conquistado la posteridad
Jos[ac]e F[ac]elix Tezanos
La estructura social de la era de la informaci[ac]on
Ram[ac]on Ramos Torre
Red, identidad, espacio y tiempo
Manuel Castells
Indentidad, estado, trabajo, tiempo y espacio en la sociedad red
contribuci[ac]on a un debate abierto  
 
SECTION FIVE: SYMPOSIUM
Nico Stehr
Deciphering Information Technologies
Modern Societies as Networks  
Barry Smart
A Political Economy of New Times? Critical Reflections on the Network Society and the Ethos of Informational Capitalism
Abigail Halcli and Frank Webster
Inequality and Mobilization in the Information Age
 
SECTION SIX: REVIEW ESSAYS
Mark Williams
Empire.net
Andrew Calabrese
The Information Age According to Manuel Castells
Markku Wilenius
A New Globe in the Making
Manuel Castells on the Information Age  
Javier Echeverria
El autor red
 
VOLUME THREE
 
PART FOUR (CONTINUED)THE INFORMATION AGE: ECONOMY, SOCIETY, CULTURE
 
SECTION SIX (CONTINUED)REVIEW ESSAYS
J C Ny[ac]iri
Review of Castells, The Information Age
Peter Waterman
The Brave New World of Manuel Castells
What on Earth (or in the Ether) is Going On?  
Krishan Kumar
Self and Net in the Information Age
Frank Webster
Is This the Information Age? Towards a Critique of Manuel Castells
Frank Webster
Manuel Castells
Analyist of the Information Age  
Simon Bromley
The Space of Flows and Timeless Time
Mark J Stern
Back to the Future? Manuel Castells' The Information Age and the Prospects for Social Welfare
Jan A G M Van Dijk
The One-Dimensional Network Society of Manuel Castells
John Friedman
Reading Castells
Zeitdiagnose and Social Theory  
Nicholas Garnham
Information Society Theory as Ideology
A Critique  
Nicholas Garnham
`Information Society' as Theory or Ideology
Review Essay Steve Fuller
 
SECTION SEVEN: REVIEW ARTICLES AND ANALYSES IN BOOKS AND EDITED COLLECTIONS
Alex Callinicos
Myths of the `New Economy'
Shive Visvanathan
The Grand Sociology of Manuel Castells
Kate Nash
Contested Power
Political Sociology in the Information Age  
Alan Dordoy and Mary Mellor
Grassroots Environmental Movements
Mobilisation in an Information Age  
Jim McGuigan
The Information Age
 
SECTION EIGHT: SHORT REVIEWS IN ACADEMIC JOURNALS
Frank Webster
Review
Janet L Abu-Lughod
Cognitions, Emotions and Identities
John Boli
Review
 
SECTION NINE: REVIEWS IN NEWSPAPERS AND WEEKLIES
Benjamin Barber
Brave New World
G Pascal Zachary
A Philosopher of the Web is a Hit in Silicon Valley
Denise Caruso
Digital Commerce
Roger-Pol Droit
La Fin des Centres
Anthony Giddens
Out of Place
Anthony Giddens
World of Feathers
Anthony Smith
Ties that Bind and Tear
 
SECTION TEN: INTERVIEWS
Martin Ince
Uneasy? He's Here to Help
Joanne Roberts
Theory, Technology and Cultural Power
An Interview with Manuel Castells  
John Lloyd
Interview
Manuel Castells  

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