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Digital Formations : IT and New Architectures in the Global Realm / Robert Latham, Saskia Sassen.

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Princeton, NJ : Princeton University Press, [2009]
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Book
1 online resource : 20 line illus. 4 tables.
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Course Book
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De Gruyter University Press Library.
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Language:
In English.
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Mode of access: Internet via World Wide Web.
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Summary:
Computer-centered networks and technologies are reshaping social relations and constituting new social domains on a global scale, from virtually borderless electronic markets and Internet-based large-scale conversations to worldwide open source software development communities, transnational corporate production systems, and the global knowledge-arenas associated with NGO networks. This book explores how such "digital formations" emerge from the ever-changing intersection of computer-centered technologies and the broad range of social contexts that underlie much of what happens in cyberspace. While viewing technologies fundamentally in social rather than technical terms, Digital Formations nonetheless emphasizes the importance of recognizing the specific technical capacities of digital technologies. Importantly, it identifies digital formations as a new area of study in the social sciences and in thinking about globalization. The ten chapters, by leading scholars, examine key social, political, and economic developments associated with these new configurations of organization, space, and interaction. They address the operation of digital formations and their implications for the development of longstanding institutions and for their wider contexts and fields, and they consider the political, economic, and other forces shaping those formations and how the formations, in turn, are shaping such forces. Following a conceptual introduction by the editors are chapters by Hayward Alker, Jonathan Bach and David Stark, Lars-Erik Cederman and Peter A. Kraus, Dieter Ernst, D. Linda Garcia, Doug Guthrie, Robert Latham, Warren Sack, Saskia Sassen, and Steven Weber.
Contents:
Frontmatter
Contents
List Of Illustrations
Acknowledgments
Introduction Digital Formations: Constructing an Object of Study / Latham, Robert / Sassen, Saskia
SPACES OF KNOWLEDGE
Recombinant Technology and New Geographies of Association / Bach, Jonathan / Stark, David
Electronic Markets and Activist Networks: The Weight of Social Logics in Digital Formations / Sassen, Saskia
The New Mobility of Knowledge: Digital Information Systems and Global Flagship Networks / Ernst, Dieter
NETWORKS OF COOPERATION
Cooperative Networks and the Rural-Urban Divide / Garcia, D . Linda
Networks, Information, and the Rise of the Global Internet / Latham, Robert
The Political Economy of Open Source Software and Why It Matters / Weber, Steven
DESIGNS AND INSTITUTIONS
Designing Information Resources for Transboundary Conflict Early Warning Networks / Alker, Hayward R.
Discourse Architecture and Very Large-scale Conversation / Sack, Warren
Transnational Communication and the European Demos / Cederman, Lars-Erik / Kraus, Peter A.
Information Technology and State Capacity in China / Guthrie, Doug
List of Contributors
Index
Notes:
Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (publisher's Web site, viewed 08. Jul 2019)
Contributor:
Latham, Robert, editor.
Sassen, Saskia, editor.
De Gruyter.
ISBN:
9781400831616
OCLC:
979632161
Publisher Number:
10.1515/9781400831616 doi
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Restricted for use by site license.