Community Practice in the Network Society: Local Action / Global Interaction, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Community Practice in the Network Society

Local Action / Global Interaction, 1st Edition

Edited by Peter Day, Doug Schuler

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280 pages | 3 B/W Illus.

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Around the world, citizens in local communities are utilising ICTs to underpin the creation of a participatory and democratic vision of the network society. Embedded in the richness and diversity of community practice, a vision of a 'civil network society' is emerging. A society where ICTs are harnessed as tools to improve the quality of life and reflect the diversity of social networks; where people are viewed as citizens, not just as consumers, and where heterogeneity is perceived as a strength rather than a weakness.

Community Practice in the Network Society looks at the broad context in which this is happening, presents case studies of local projects from around the world, and discusses community ICT research methodologies. Not only does it highlight the symbiotic relationship between community ICT practice and research, but it also provides evidence supporting the case for the development of more inclusive and participatory pathways to the network society.

Table of Contents

Introduction Section 1: Issues and exigencies of the network society Section 2: Global snapshots of community action in the network society Section 3: The emerging community informatics research agenda Conclusion

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
COM032000
COMPUTERS / Information Technology
MED003000
MEDICAL / Allied Health Services / General
POL003000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Civics & Citizenship
POL028000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / General
POL029000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / Social Policy
SOC025000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Social Work
SOC026000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General