Mapping Cyberspace

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Overview

Mapping Cyberspace is a ground-breaking geographic exploration and critical reading of cyberspace, and information and communication technologies. The book:
* provides an understanding of what cyberspace looks like and the social interactions that occur there
* explores the impacts of cyberspace, and information and communication technologies, on cultural, political and economic relations
* charts the spatial forms of virutal spaces
* details empirical research and examines a wide variety of maps and spatialisations of cyberspace and the information society
* has a related website at http://www.MappingCyberspace.com.
This book will be a valuable addition to the growing body of literature on cyberspace and what it means for the future.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
'Mapping Cyberspace is an important pioneering work. The authors have performed a valuable service and have produced an essential reference for anyone seriously interested in the spatial, social, economic and cultural implications of telecommunications infrastructure and cyberspace.' - William J Mitchell, Environment and Planning

'The book provides a clear and broad introduction to major theoretical. Methodical, and empirical issues related to cyberspace research. Mapping Cyberspace is a critical first stop for any researcher interested in contributing new knowledge in this exciting emerging field.' - Joshua Lepawsky, University of Kentucky for Cultural Geographies

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Provides a geographical analysis of information and communication technologies and cyberspace, and their relationship to social, cultural, political, and economic life. Dodge (University College London) and Kitchgin (National University of Ireland) chart the spatialities, spatial forms and space-time relations of virtual space, and explore what cyberspace looks like and the social interactions that take place there. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415198837
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 11/28/2000
  • Pages: 272
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 9.80 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Martin Dodge is a researcher and computer technician at the Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis, University College, London. Rob Kitchin is a lecturer in Human Geography at the National University of Ireland, Maynooth.

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Table of Contents

1:Introducing Cyberspace; 2:Geographies of the Information Society; 3:Geographies of Cyberspace; 4:Introducing the Cartographies of Cyberspace; 5:Mapping Information and Communication Technologies; 6:Spatialising Cyberspace; 7:Mapping Asynchronous Media; 8:Mapping Synchronous Media; 9:Spatial Cognition of Cyberspace; 10:Imaginative Mappings of Cyberspace; 11:Future Mappings of Cyberspace
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