The Political Mapping of Cyberspace
By (author) Dr. Jeremy W. Crampton
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Political Mapping of Cyberspace by Dr. Jeremy W. Crampton
Book DescriptionAs inherently spatial beings, our sense of space in cyberspace challenges all that is familiar in terms of our ability to define, organize, govern, and map social places. In "The Political Mapping of Cyberspace, " Jeremy Crampton shows that cyberspace is not the virtual reality we think it to be, but instead a rich geography of political practices and power relations. Using concepts and methods derived from the work of Michel Foucault, Crampton outlines a new mapping of cyberspace to help define the role of space in virtual worlds and to provide constructive ways in which humans can exist in another spatial dimension. He delineates the critical role maps play in constructing the medium as an object of knowledge and demonstrates that by processes of mapping we come to understand cyberspace. Maps, he argues, shape political thinking about cyberspace, and he deploys in-depth case studies of crime mapping, security maintenance, and geo-surveillance to show how we map ourselves onto cyberspace, inexorably, and indelibly. Offering a powerful reinterpretation of technology and contemporary life, this innovative book will be an essential touchstone for the study of cartography and cyberspace in the twenty-first century.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780226117461
(229mm x 152mm x 13mm)
Imprint: University of Chicago Press
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Publish Date: 1-Nov-2004
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Dr. Jeremy W. Crampton
Mapping, Hardback (January 2010)
Mapping: A Critical Introduction to Cartography and GIS is an introduction to the critical issues surrounding mapping and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) across a wide range of disciplines for the non-specialist reader.
Space, Knowledge and Power, Paperback (February 2007)
Michel Foucault's work is rich with implications and insights concerning spatiality. This book is framed around his discussions with the French geography journal "Herodote" in the mid 1970s. It comprises some of Foucault's untranslated work on questions of space, a range of responses from French and English language commentators, and more.
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This book is about the politics of cyberspace. It shows that cyberspace is no mere virtual reality but a rich geography of practices and power relations.
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Author Biography - Dr. Jeremy W. Crampton
Jeremy W. Crampton is an assistant professor in the Department of Anthropology and Geography at Georgia State University. He is the author of numerous articles on social and technical aspects of mapping.
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