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Digital Geographies

Digital Geographies

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December 2018 | 312 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

As digital technologies have become part of everyday life, mediating tasks such as work, travel, consumption, production, and leisure, they are having increasingly profound effects on phenomena that are of immediate concern to geographers. These include: the production of space, spatiality and mobilities; the processes, practices, and forms of mapping; the contours of spatial knowledge and imaginaries; and, the formation and enactment of spatial knowledge politics  Similarly, there are distinct geographies of digital media such as those of the internet, games, and social media that have become indispensable to geographic practice and scholarship across sub-disciplines, regardless of conceptual approach. 

This textbook presents a fully up-to-date, synoptic and critical overview of how digital devices, logics, methods, etc are transforming geography. It is divided into six inter-related sections

  • introduction to digital geographies 
  • digital spaces
  • digital methods
  • digital cultures
  • digital economies
  • digital politics

With illustrious instructors and researchers contributing to every chapter, Digital Geographies is the ideal textbook for courses concerning digital geographies, digital and new media and Internet communications, and the spatial knowledge of politics.

Chapter 1 Introducing Digital Geographies - James Ash, Rob Kitchin and Agnieszka Leszczynski
PART 1 Digital Spaces
Chapter 2 Spatialities - Agnieszka Leszczynski
Chapter 3 Urban - Andres Luque-Ayala
Chapter 4 Rural - Martin Dodge
Chapter 5 Mapping - Matthew W Wilson
Chapter 6 Mobilities - Tim Schwanen
PART 2 Digital Methods
Chapter 7 Epistemologies - Jim Thatcher
Chapter 8 Data and Data Infrastructures - Rob Kitchin and Tracey Lauriault
Chapter 9 Qualitative Methods and Geohumanities - Meghan Cope
Chapter 10 Participatory Methods and Citizen Science - Hilary Geoghegan
Chapter 11 Cartography and Geographic Information Systems - David O’Sullivan
Chapter 12 Statistics, Modelling and Data Science - Daniel Arribas-Bel
PART 3 Digital Cultures
Chapter 13 Media and Popular Culture - James Ash
Chapter 14 Subject/ivities - Sam Kinsley
Chapter 15 Representation and Mediation - Gillian Rose
PART 4 Digtial Economies
Chapter 16 Labour - Mark Graham and Mohammad Anwar
Chapter 17 Industries - Matt Zook
Chapter 18 Sharing Economy - Lizzie Richardson
Chapter 19 Traditional Industries - Bruno Moriset
PART 5 Digital Politics
Chapter 20 Development - Dorothea Kleine
Chapter 21 Governance - Rob Kitchin
Chapter 22 Civics - Taylor Shelton
Chapter 23 Ethics - Linnet Taylor
Chapter 24 Knowledge Politics - Jason C Young
Chapter 25 Geopolitics - Jeremy Crampton

Drawing together a range of creative and insightful thinkers, this crucial volume explores the ever more complex and era defining connections between technology and place. As a vital and authoritative resource, this book deals with the changing fabric of our digitally remastered lives.

David Beer
University of York

As digital geographies have become both map and territory for the vast majority of the world’s human inhabitants, geographers, aiming to make sense of this terrain, have found that digital technologies are likewise transforming the form, content, and methods of their work. Digital Geographies is the essential guidebook to this new world.

Shannon Mattern
The New School

Sage College Publishing

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