Digital turn, digital geography? Programmable City Working Paper 17


Ash, James and Kitchin, Rob and Leszczynski, Agnieszka (2015) Digital turn, digital geography? Programmable City Working Paper 17. Working Paper. Maynooth University.

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Abstract

In this paper, we examine the relationship between the digital and geography. Our analysis provides an overview of the rich scholarship that has examined: (1) geographies of the digital, (2) geographies produced by the digital, and (3) geographies produced through the digital. Using this material we reflect on two questions: has there been a digital turn in geography? and, would it be productive to delimit ‘digital geography’ as a field of study within the discipline, as has recently occurred with the attempt to establish ‘digital anthropology’ and ‘digital sociology’? We argue that while there has been a digital turn across geographical sub-disciplines, the digital is now so pervasive in mediating the production of space and in producing geographic knowledge that it makes little sense to delimit digital geography as a distinct field. Instead, we believe it is more productive to think about how the digital reshapes many geographies.

Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
Keywords: digital; geography; computing; digital turn; digital geography;
Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Geography
Faculty of Social Sciences > Research Institutes > National Institute for Regional and Spatial analysis, NIRSA
Item ID: 7234
Identification Number: 10.2139/ssrn.2674257
Depositing User: Prof. Rob Kitchin
Date Deposited: 12 Aug 2016 11:58
Publisher: Maynooth University
Refereed: Yes
Funders: European Research Council Advanced Investigator Award
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