The Resource Global geographies of the internet, Barney Warf

Global geographies of the internet, Barney Warf

Label
Global geographies of the internet
Title
Global geographies of the internet
Statement of responsibility
Barney Warf
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Today, roughly 2 billion people use the internet, and its applications have flourished in number and importance. This volume will examine the growth and geography of the internet from a political economy perspective. Its central motivation is to illustrate that cyberspace does not exist in some aspatial void, but is deeply rooted in national and local political and cultural contexts. Toward that end, it will invoke a few major theorists of cyberspace, but apply their perspectives in terms that are accessible to readers with no familiarity with them. Beyond summaries of the infrastructure that makes the internet possible and global distributions of users, it delves into issues such as the digital divide to emphasize the inequalities that accompany the growth of cyberspace. It also addresses internet censorship, e-commerce, and e-government, issues that have received remarkably little scholarly attention, particularly from a spatial perspective. Throughout, it demonstrates that in cyberspace, place matters, so that no comprehensive understanding of the internet can be achieved without considering how it is embedded within, and in turn changes, local institutional and political contexts. Thus the book rebuts simplistic "death of distance" views or those that assert there is, or can be, a "one-size-fits-all, cookie-cutter" model of the internet applicable to all times and places
Member of
Cataloging source
GW5XE
Dewey number
302.23/1
Index
no index present
LC call number
HM851
LC item number
.W37 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
SpringerBriefs in geography,
Label
Global geographies of the internet, Barney Warf
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Introduction
  • Origins, Growth, and Geographies of the Global Internet
  • Global Internet Censorship
  • Global E-Commerce
  • Global E-Government
  • Social Media
Control code
ocn806228788
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9789400712447
Lccn
2012941426
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1007/978-94-007-1245-4
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b27218181
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)806228788
  • pebco9400712448

Library Locations

    • Deakin University Library - Geelong Waurn Ponds CampusBorrow it
      75 Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds, Victoria, 3216, AU
      -38.195656 144.304955
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