SpringerBriefs in Geography

Global Geographies of the Internet

Authors: Warf, Barney

  • Concise summary or origins, growth, and contemporary geographies of the internet
  • International review of digital divides
  • Regional analyses of internet censorship, e-commerce, and e-government worldwide
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Today, roughly 2 billion people use the internet, and its applications have flourished in number and importance. This volume will examine the growth and geography of the internet from a political economy perspective. Its central motivation is to illustrate that cyberspace does not exist in some aspatial void, but is deeply rooted in national and local political and cultural contexts. Toward that end, it will invoke a few major theorists of cyberspace, but apply their perspectives in terms that are accessible to readers with no familiarity with them. Beyond summaries of the infrastructure that makes the internet possible and global distributions of users, it delves into issues such as the digital divide to emphasize the inequalities that accompany the growth of cyberspace. It also addresses internet censorship, e-commerce, and e-government, issues that have received remarkably little scholarly attention, particularly from a spatial perspective. Throughout, it demonstrates that in cyberspace, place matters, so that no comprehensive understanding of the internet can be achieved without considering how it is embedded within, and in turn changes, local institutional and political contexts. Thus the book rebuts simplistic “death of distance” views or those that assert there is, or can be, a “one-size-fits-all, cookie-cutter” model of the internet applicable to all times and places.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Global Geographies of the Internet
Authors
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Geography
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-1245-4
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-1245-4
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-1244-7
Series ISSN
2211-4165
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VII, 166
Number of Illustrations and Tables
24 b/w illustrations
Topics