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Digital Geographies

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November 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

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James Ash

James Ash is a geographer and Senior Lecturer in Media and Cultural Studies at Newcastle University. His research investigates the cultures, economies and politics of digital interfaces. He is author of Phase Media: Space Time and the Politics of Smart Objects (Bloomsbury, 2017) and The Interface Envelope: Gaming, Technology, Power (Bloomsbury Press, 2015).  More About Author

Rob Kitchin

Rob Kitchin is a professor and ERC Advanced Investigator in the National Institute of Regional and Spatial Analysis at the National University of Ireland Maynooth, for which he was director between 2002 and 2013. He has published widely across the social sciences, including 23 books and 140 articles and book chapters. He is editor of the international journals, Progress in Human Geography and Dialogues in Human Geography, and for eleven years was the editor of Social and Cultural Geography. He was the editor-in-chief of the 12 volume, International Encyclopedia of Human Geography, and edits two book series, Irish Society and Key Concepts... More About Author

Agnieszka Leszczynski

Agnieszka Leszczynski is a Lecturer in the School of Environment at the University of Auckland, New Zealand. Her work is situated at the subdisciplinary interfaces of GIScience and human geography and examines issues around geospatial technologies and critical GIScience. She has published a range of articles in leading Geography journals including Progress in Human Geography and Environment and Planning D: Society and Space. More About Author

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