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Geographies of Media and Communication. Edition No. 1. Critical Introductions to Geography

  • ID: 5224761
  • Book
  • February 2009
  • 288 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Geographies of Media and Communication systematically analyzes the relationship between geography and communication and shows how geographical approaches open up familiar and unfamiliar aspects of communication for analysis and discussion.
  • Introduces media and communication from a geographical viewpoint
  • Guides students through familiar themes of the study of communication towards more profound insights
  • Explores issues such as 'Deaf Geographies', 'The Time-Space of Communication', and 'The Map as an Immutable Mobile'
  • Organizes themes within a four-part structure: media in spaces, spaces in media, media in places, and places in media
  • Re-interprets the cultural turn in geography as in fact the sensitization of geographers to a wide range of theories about communication
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1. From the Spoken Word to the Alphabet.

2. From the Printing Press to the Digital Signal.

3. Communication Flows and Flowmations.

4. Topologies of Communication.

5. Inclusion/Exclusion.

6. Virtuality and Scattered Gatherings.

7. Signs, Symbols and Signals.

8. The Place Image.

9. Internalization/Externalization.

10. Place and the Power of Communication.

11. Traces and Routines.

12. Geographies of Expressive Being-in-Place.

13. Final Thoughts.



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Paul C. Adams University of Texas at Austin, USA.
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