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    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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    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
      Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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