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Manuel Castells and the Decline of Twentieth-Century Sociology

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07/30/2014William R. Anderson, Jr.

 

Volume 3, No. 4 (Winter 2000)

 

This article reviews and assesses the trilogy Castells entitles The Information Age: Society Economy, and Culture.  Despite the adulation and attention the books have drawn, their ideas are strikingly similar to those sociology has proffered for the past 150 years, conceptual frameworks that more often resemble ideological interpretations than a scientific sociological theory and analysis actually proves to be little more than an expression of the sociologist's own preferred vision of the world—in Castells's case, a "social democratic" one.

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Anderson, William R., Jr. "Manuel Castells and the Decline of Twentieth-Century Sociology." The Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics 3, No.  2 (Winter 2000): 77-89.

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