Place, Space, and Mediated Communication: Exploring Context Collapse

1st Edition

Carolyn Marvin, Hong Sun-ha

Routledge
Published April 20, 2017
Reference - 156 Pages
ISBN 9781138227927 - CAT# Y323114
Series: Shaping Inquiry in Culture, Communication and Media Studies

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Summary

Place, Space, and Mediated Communication explores how new communications technologies are able to disrupt our spatial understanding, and in so doing, reorganize the boundaries of human experience: a phenomenon that can rightly be described as ‘context collapse’.

Individual essays investigate ‘context collapse’ in a variety of geographical and temporal settings, including: the US drone war in Pakistan, social media and sexuality in Paris, privacy and privilege in Brazil, and videogames and resistance in Iran. This cross-disciplinary collection of essays demonstrates how communication and space are co-constituted, and models exciting new paths of inquiry for researchers.

Place, Space, and Mediated Communication is suitable for students and scholars of media and communication studies, cultural studies, urban studies, and sociology.

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