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Local and global economies

This section contains readings and resources relating to practices of everyday life and their global connectedness.

Agre, Philip E. and Rotenberg, Marc 1997. Technology and Privacy: The New Landscape. Cambridge Massachusetts and London: The MIT Press.

Castells, Manuel 1996, 1997, 1998. The Information Age: Economy society and Culture Vols. 1-3. Malden, Massachusetts and Oxford: Blackwell publishers.

de Certeau, Michel 1984. The Practice of Everyday Life. Berkeley, Los Angeles and London: University of California Press.

Kopomaa Timo 2000. The City in Your Pocket. Birth of the Mobile Information Society. Helsinki: Gaudeamus.

Lefebvre, Henri 1991. The Production of Space. Translated by Donald Nicholson-Smith. Oxford UK & Cambridge USA: Blackwell.

Lury, Celia 1996. Consumer Culture. Cambridge: Polity Press.

Robins, Kevin and Webster, Frank 1999. Times of the Technoculture: From the Information Society to the Virtual Life. Routledge.

Schiller, Daniel 2000. Digital Capitalism. Networking the Global Market Systems. Cambridge Massachusetts: The MIT Press.

Silverstone, Roger and Hirsch, Eric (eds.) 1992. Consuming Technologies. Media and Information in Domestic Spaces. London and New York: Routledge.


New Cultures and Economies - Don Slater's site

Felix Stalder - research and writing

Rob Kling (ed.) 1996. Computerization and Controversy. Value Conflicts and Social Choices. 2nd Edition. San Diego: Academic Press. Selection of chapters published at

Virtual Society? research programme - Papers and reports