free culture: scientific media network theory

This list of recommended scientific (1) media is open to contributions via comments and is published here under a free culture licence. It aims to open a bibliography about network theory. Starting with a classical scientific bibliography (wiki biblography) it aims to open archive of all kinds of midea abaout networktheory.

Comments will judged be its compatibility to that goal of this open article to concretise the goal named above. If the do, they will be added to this list, if not the will stay as a comment. Every comment must contain at least the title and the author of a scientific media and (if possible) its ISBN (wikipedia isbn). Comments without an author and title will not be published. A short summary (up to five scentences) and a proposed category to list it are welcome. Please don´t use this list to start a scietific discussion by now. For the beginning a collection of some litrature is god enough. Scientific media published under a creative commens licence (wikipdia creative commens) are espicially welcome and published here with its download link. Every link will by marked with (cc) for creative commens, (com) for comercial or (free) for a free sample.

For commercial books and articles (near future): As long this book is in its starting phase, it needs some finacila support to imporve its digital infratstructure. For example, the next step is to make this side free from the wordpress advertisments. For that reason, commercial books are published here with amazon affiliate links (for details see this wikipedia article or this official Amazon side). If you are interessted in buying one of these books, test one will be glad if you buy this book via these links. This list starts with some the recommend scientific litrature by digital realism.


Hardt, Michael; Negri, Antonio (2012): Declaration. [New York]: You can buy the e-book on amazon for round about 1$/€. For example here (com link).

Very short (100 pages), but a good start to think about democracy.

Sociological network theory

White, Harrison C. (2008): Identity and control. How social formations emerge. 2nd ed. Princeton: Princeton University Press.

The most adavanced theory design inside the pardim of network theory.
Latour, Bruno (2005): Reassembling the social. An introduction to actor-network-theory. Oxford, New York: Oxford University Press (Clarendon lectures in management studies).

Hard to catch (needed four month work throu it), much to long (the second part is even free of any relevant information) but in the first part are 40 groundbreaking pages hidden.

Laux, Henning (2014): Soziologie im Zeitalter der Komposition. Koordinaten einer integrativen Netzwerktheorie. 1. Aufl. Weilerswist: Velbrück.

If you are able to read German, all you have to know about Latour is inside.

The development of the internet

Castells, Manuel (2002): The Internet galaxy. Reflections on the Internet, business, and society. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

The overview over the first 30 years of the internet (1970 – 2000) (German Speaker, don´t buy the German edition, for a 20 € book it has to much spelling and grammer mistakes).

Protest in the internat age:

Two very good empircial studies about protest in the internet age. Both deal almost with the same protests (e. g. Occupy Wallstreet & Arab Spring).

Castells, Manuel (2012): Networks of outrage and hope. Social movements in the Internet age. Cambridge, UK, Malden, MA: Polity.
Gerbaudo, Paolo (2012): Tweets and the streets. Social media and contemporary activism. London: Pluto Press. (free link)

(1) You should know what that means on your own.

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