By (author) Rob Shields
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Virtual by Rob Shields
Book DescriptionThis book looks at the origins and the many contemporary meanings of the virtual. Rob Shields shows how the construction of virtual worlds has a long history. He examines the many forms of faith and hysteria that have surrounded computer technologies in recent years. Moving beyond the technologies themselves he shows how the virtual plays a role in our daily lives at every level. The virtual is also an essential concept needed to manage innovation and risk. It is real but not actual, ideal but not abstract. The virtual, he argues, has become one of the key organizing principles of contemporary society in the public realms of politics, business and consumption as well as in our private lives.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415281812
(198mm x 129mm x 19mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 28-Nov-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Rob Shields
City-Regions in Prospect?, Paperback (September 2015)
Essays exploring the prospects of the city-region.
Spatial Questions, Paperback (August 2013)
A thought-provoking exploration not about space per se, but rather about how we perceive space, and why it is important to look at space if we want to understand human interaction.
Lefebvre, Love and Struggle, Paperback (December 1998)
In the only comprehensive guide to Lefebvre's work, Rob Shields draws on the full range of Lefebvre's writings including many previously untranslated and unpublished works and correspondence.
Cultures of the Internet, Paperback (February 1996)» View all books by Rob Shields
'Interrogated in well-researched case studies... the question of identity is placed solidly in the material world... among the better contributions to the publishing boom of the last two years... very useful in undergraduate teaching' - Sociology
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