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Conversations with Manuel Castells
In a series of conversations Manuel Castells, one of the world's best known social scientists, explains and expands his work. He builds on his earlier thinking, opening it to new audiences and taking it into new areas in a highly accessible way.

  • Manuel Castells explains and expands his work in a series of conversations with British journalist Martin Ince.
  • Castells builds on his earlier work, opening it to new audiences, and taking it into new areas in a highly accessible way.
  • Includes new thinking on social organisations and identity; new areas of innovation, including biotechnology and nanotechnology; education, knowledge and culture; and his analysis of areas of the world (Africa, Russia, Europe, the Americas and Asia) of which he has specialist knowledge.
  • Contains a detailed biography of Castells and a bibliography of his voluminous scholarly work.
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  • August 2003
  • 184 pages
  • 143 x 224 mm / 6 x 9 in
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  • 9780745628486
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Table of Contents


1. Manuel’s life and work.

2. Innovation.

3. The Space of Flows.

4. Social movements and organisations.

5. Identity.

6. Politics and Power.

7. Castells’ world tour.

8. A world of knowledge.


Biographies of the Authors.


About the Author
Manuel Castells is Professor of Sociology and Professor of City and Regional Planning at the University of California, Berkeley, and Professor of the Information Society at the Open Catalan University (UOC), in Barcelona.

Martin Ince is a freelance journalist and contributing editor of the Times Higher Education Supplement where he was formerly deputy editor. This is his eighth book..

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'These conversations ... provide a highly interesting commentary by Castells on his own phenomenon and a (very compact) tour d'horizon of his ideas about every current political and social issue and every continent.' Times Higher Education Supplement

"...stimulating and such a constant source of pleasure. Castell shows himself here a commentator on the contemporary global scene of real insight and penetration." Krishan Kumar, Prometheus

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