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Digital Formations: IT and New Architectures in the Global Realm

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Description for Digital Formations: IT and New Architectures in the Global Realm Paperback. Explores how "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. This book emphasizes the importance of recognizing the specific technical capacities of digital technologies. Editor(s): Latham, Robert; Sassen, Saskia. Num Pages: 384 pages, 20 line illus. 4 tables. BIC Classification: PDR; UBJ. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational; (U) Tertiary Education (US: College). Dimension: 229 x 152 x 23. Weight in Grams: 514.
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. ... Read more

Product Details

Format
Paperback
Publication date
2005
Publisher
Princeton University Press United States
Number of pages
384
Condition
New
Number of Pages
384
Place of Publication
New Jersey, United States
ISBN
9780691119878
SKU
V9780691119878
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About Robert (Ed) Latham
Robert Latham is Director of the Social Science Research Council Program on Information Technology and International Cooperation. He is the author of "The Liberal Moment". Saskia Sassen is the Ralph Lewis Professor of Sociology at the University of Chicago and Centennial Visiting Professor at the London School of Economics. Her books include "The Global City" and the forthcoming "Denationalization: Territory, ... Read more

Reviews for Digital Formations: IT and New Architectures in the Global Realm
"A valuable contribution to scholarship, and one that I enjoyed reading, Digital Formations takes a unique approach to the subject of information technology. In seeking to build new conceptual frameworks and develop new perspectives, it provides a solid foundation for the elaboration of future empirical and theoretical work on IT and globalization." - Michel S. Laguerre, University of California, Berkeley, ... Read more

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