Placing cyberspace : why geography still matters.


Kitchin, Rob and Dodge, Martin (2001) Placing cyberspace : why geography still matters. Information Technology, Education and Society, 1 (2). pp. 25-46. ISSN 1037-616X

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Abstract

Recent academic and media rhetoric has described cyberspace as a transformative technology that is helping to create a world where geography ceases to matter. Moreover, cyberspace itself is conceptualised as being spaceless and placeless. In this paper we critically examine and challenge this rhetoric, arguing that geography continues to matter, both off- and online. We illustrate our arguments by focusing upon recent discourses about identity and community, using three case studies.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: cyberspace; geography; community; identity;
Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Geography
Faculty of Social Sciences > Research Institutes > National Institute for Regional and Spatial analysis, NIRSA
Item ID: 7263
Depositing User: Prof. Rob Kitchin
Date Deposited: 23 Aug 2016 14:15
Journal or Publication Title: Information Technology, Education and Society
Publisher: Albert Park
Refereed: Yes
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