Some Reflections on Manuel Castells’ Book “Communication Power”
Keywords: Manuel Castells, communication power, network society, review, reflections, Christian Fuchs, mass self-communication, web 2.0, informational capitalism, networking power, network power, networked power, network-making power, Communication
AbstractManuel Castells deals in his book Communication Power with the question where power lies in the network society. In this paper, I discuss important issues that this book addresses, and connect them, where possible, to my own works and reflections. The book is discussed along the following lines: the concept of power, web 2.0 and mass self-communication, media manipulation, social movements, novelty & network society.
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