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Changing Digital Geographies

Technologies, Environments and People

Authors: McLean, Jessica

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  • Explores the notion of the real and more-than-real in changing digital geographies
  • Examines the philosophical, political and practical constraints of co-produced online and offline spaces
  • Offers distinct empirical material analysis including a relational lens and ethical considerations 
  • Analyses current activist interventions from collaborative research that connects academic theory with vibrant practice
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This book examines the changing digital geographies of the Anthropocene. It analyses how technologies are providing new opportunities for communication and connection, while simultaneously deepening existing problems associated with isolation, global inequity and environmental harm. By offering a reading of digital technologies as ‘more-than-real’, the author argues that the productive and destructive possibilities of digital geographies are changing important aspects of human and non-human worlds. Like the more-than-human notion and how it emphasises interconnections of humans and non-humans in the world, the more-than-real inverts the diminishing that accompanies use of the terms ‘virtual’ and ‘immaterial’ as applied to digital spaces.
Digital geographies are fluid, amorphous spaces made of contradictory possibilities in this Anthropocene moment. By sharing experiences of people involved in trying to improve digital geographies, this book offers stories of hope and possibility alongside stories of grief and despair. The more-than-real concept can help us understand such work – by feminists, digital rights activists, disability rights activists, environmentalists and more. Drawing on case studies from around the world, this book will appeal to academics, university students, and activists who are keen to learn from other people’s efforts to change digital geographies, and who also seek to remake digital geographies.

About the authors

Jessica McLean is a lecturer in the Department of Geography and Planning at Macquarie University, Australia. Her research focuses on two areas: digital geographies and water cultures. Both research areas call for critical, engaged and situated research praxis, building on partnership approaches with community groups and individuals who are working in Indigenous, feminist and digital rights contexts. Jessica has published in a range of academic and accessible publications on topics relating to environmental justice, digital lives and the Anthropocene.  

Table of contents (12 chapters)

Table of contents (12 chapters)

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eBook 51,16 €
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Hardcover 88,39 €
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  • Due: November 3, 2019
  • ISBN 978-3-030-28306-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Changing Digital Geographies
Book Subtitle
Technologies, Environments and People
Authors
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-28307-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-28307-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-28306-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 267
Number of Illustrations
2 b/w illustrations, 16 illustrations in colour
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