The Power of Identity
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The Power of Identity is the second volume of Manuel Castells trilogy The Information Age: Economy, Society, and Culture. It deals with the social, political, and cultural dynamics associated with the technological transformation of our societies and with the globalization of the economy.
- A brilliant account of social, cultural and political conflict and struggle all over the world.
- Analyzes the importance of cultural, religious and national identity as sources of meaning for people, and its implications for social movement.
- Throws new light on the dynamics of global and local change.
- New sections have been added on Al Qaeda and global terrorist networks, on the anti-globalization movement, American unilateralism and the conflicts of global governance, the crisis of political legitimacy throughout the world and the theory of network states.