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Manuel Castells

Birthdate: 9. February 1942

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Manuel Castells Oliván is a Spanish sociologist especially associated with research on the information society, communication and globalization.

The 2000–2014 research survey of the Social Sciences Citation Index ranks him as the world’s fifth most-cited social science scholar, and the foremost-cited communication scholar.

He was awarded the 2012 Holberg Prize, for having "shaped our understanding of the political dynamics of urban and global economies in the network society." In 2013 he was awarded the Balzan Prize for Sociology.

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Quotes Manuel Castells

„the Internet is the technological basis for the organizational form of the Information Age: the network.“

—  Manuel Castells
The Internet Galaxy - Reflections on the Internet, Business, and Society (2001), Opening, The Network is the Message, p. 1

„The Virtual Communitarian Culture“

—  Manuel Castells
The Internet Galaxy - Reflections on the Internet, Business, and Society (2001), Chapter 2, The Culture of the Internet, Context: The Internet culture is characterized by four layer-structure: •       The Techno-Meritocratic Culture •       The Hacker Culture •       The Virtual Communitarian Culture •       The Entrepreneurial Culture p. 37

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„The fundamental digital divide is no measured by the number of connections to the Internet, but by the consequences of both connection and lack of connection.“

—  Manuel Castells
The Internet Galaxy - Reflections on the Internet, Business, and Society (2001), Chapter 9, The Digital Divide in a Global Perspective, p. 269

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„Internet use enhanced sociability both at a distance and in the local community.“

—  Manuel Castells
The Internet Galaxy - Reflections on the Internet, Business, and Society (2001), Chapter 4, Virtual Communities or Network Society?, p. 122

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