IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology

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Computers and Networks in the Age of Globalization

IFIP TC9 Fifth World Conference on Human Choice and Computers August 25–28, 1998, Geneva, Switzerland

Herausgeber: Rasmussen, Leif Bloch, Beardon, Colin, Munari, Silvio (Eds.)

In modernity, an individual identity was constituted from civil society, while in a globalized network society, human identity, if it develops at all, must grow from communal resistance. A communal resistance to an abstract conceptualised world, where there is no possibility for perception and experience of power and therefore no possibility for human choice and action, is of utmost importance for the constituting of human choosers and actors.