Virtual Geographies: Bodies, Space and Relations

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Mike Crang, Phil Crang, Jon May
Psychology Press, 1999 - Computers - 322 pages
This book examines the interrelationship between telecommunications and tourism in shaping the nature of space, place and the urban at the end of the twentieth century. They discuss how these agents are instrumental in the production of homogenous world-spaces, and how htese, in turn, presuppose new kinds of political and cultural identity.

Virtual Geographies explores how new communication technologies are being used to produce new geographies and new types of space. Leading contributors from a wide range of disciplines including geography, sociology, philosophy and literature:
* investigate how visions of cyberspace have been constructed
* offer a critical assessment of the status of virtual environments and geographies
* explore how virtual environments reshape the way we think and write about the world. This book sets recent technological developments in a historical and geographical perspective to offer a clearer view of the new vistas ahead.
 

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Contents

Inttoduction
1
optical technologies
23
its social shaping and public negotiation
44
testtuctuting telecommunications
63
The convetgence of vittual and actual in the Global
92
Ftom city space to cybetspace
109
Geogtaphies of sutveillan t simulation
131
The Infotmation Society and tutal
149
Gendet and the landscapes of computing in
178
teading
205
the space of hypettext bodies
222
Unthinkable complexity? Cybetspace othetwise
244
simulation suppletion seduction
261
Referentes
284
Index
315
Copyright

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