Some Reflections on Manuel Castells’ Book “Communication Power”


Fuchs, C. (2009). “Some Reflections on Manuel Castells’ Book “Communication Power””. In tripleC, 7 (1), 94-108. Salzburg: University of Salzburg. Retrieved August 04, 2009 from

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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.

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