||This is an account of the two great and conflicting trends now shaping the world: globalization and identity.
"Not since Weber has there been such a determined and largely successful effort to bring to bear the results and analytical perspectives of all the social sciences on the evolution of society." Chris Freeman, University of Sussex.
Our World, our Lives.
Part I: Communal Heavens: Identity and Meaning in the Network Society.
Part II: The Other Face of the Earth: Social Movements against the New Global Order.
Part III: The Greening of the Self: the Environmental Movement.
Part IV: The End of Patriarchalism: Social Movements, Family, and Sexuality in the
Part V: A Powerless State?.
Part VI: Informational Politics and the Crisis of Democracy.
Conclusion: Social Change in the Network Society.