Cyberpolitics 2009 W2

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Cyberpolitics 2009 W2

  1. 1. Cyberpolitics - Week 2: Informational society
  2. 2. Manuel Castells
  3. 3. The Trilogy The Information Age: Economy, Society and Culture
  4. 5. Marx and Castells Mode of production Capitalism Material base Industrial society Class society Division of labour Exploitation Alienation - from product Class struggle Mode of production Capitalism Mode of development Informational society Network society Space of flow Inclusion or exclusion - Alienation - culture of virtual reality - threat Identity and local
  5. 6. industrialism informationalism capitalism statism Mode of development Mode of production
  6. 7. Production - class relation Experience - gender, sexuality, race, family relation Power - institutionalized power (state) and microphysics of power Social process
  7. 8. Class discussion: Where is Hong Kong located in the map? How do class relation (in production), gender / sexuality / family relation (in our experience) and power relation (institutional and micro-physical) interplay with the macro social political structure in shaping the distinctive character of the city?
  8. 9. Definition of informational society (p.21)
  9. 10. The Net and network society
  10. 11. Space of flows and the integrated global network
  11. 12. Case: Wal-mart
  12. 13. Inclusion or exclusion: Club membership
  13. 14. Culture of virtual reality Timeless time and placeless space
  14. 15. Identity and local movement transformative identity building process - Legitimizing identity - Resistance identity - Project identity
  15. 16. Anti-Walmart campaign e.g. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ATu-WhQ8IsY
  16. 17. Case II: Local Action - preservation campaign http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k18Y8pJGYBc
  17. 18. The role of the state - power
  18. 19. Concluding remarks
  19. 20. Next Class reading: Do Artifacts Have Politics? Workshop: Building our on-line community - list one thing that we need and explain why.

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