The Political Mapping of Cyberspace
Cartography, Communication and Power
By (author) Dr. Jeremy W. Crampton
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Political Mapping of Cyberspace by Dr. Jeremy W. Crampton
Book DescriptionThis 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. Using concepts and methods derived from the work of Michel Foucault, Jeremy Crampton explores the construction of digital subjectivity, web identity and authenticity, as well as the nature and consequences of the digital divide between the connected and those abandoned in limbo. He demonstrates that it is by processes of mapping that we understand cyberspace and in doing so delineates the critical role maps play in constructing cyberspace as an object of knowledge. Maps, he argues, shape political thinking about cyberspace, and he deploys in-depth case studies of crime mapping, security and geo-surveillance to show how we map ourselves onto cyberspace, inexorably and indelibly. Clearly argued and vigorously written, this book offers a powerful reinterpretation of cyberspace, politics and contemporary life.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780748614134
(234mm x 156mm x 23mm)
Imprint: Edinburgh University Press
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Publish Date: 7-Oct-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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)View all books by Dr. Jeremy W. Crampton
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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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 received his PhD in 1994 from Penn State University. He is the author of numerous articles on social and technical aspects of mapping. He lives in Atlanta.
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