Some Reflections on Manuel Castells’ Book “Communication Power”

Christian Fuchs

Abstract


Manuel 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.

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; Manuel Castells, Communication

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