Knowledge, communication, and creativity are obsessions of contemporary modern societies. The rhetoric of information, imagination, improvisation and play have invaded our daily lives and work spaces. However, little attention has been paid to the sociological relationships among these elements, let alone their impacts as processes driving social change. This book offers penetrating explorations into the creative processes that are tied to knowledge production, shedding new light on: the impact of a general increase in knowledge on individuals, lifestyles, institutions and technologies; how new communication and information technologies are transforming social relationships, communities and the international public sphere; and understanding the ties between creativity, communication and the production of knowledge.

Mobilities, Networks and Communities

Mobilities, Networks and Communities

Mobilities, networks and communities

Mobile Spaces and Their other

The past decade or so has seen a remarkable series of changes in both travel and communications. There are 760 million legal international journeys each year, a figure soon to pass 1 billion. There are 600 million or so cars, a figure ...

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