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Technocities

Author: John Downey; Jim McGuigan
Publisher: London ; Thousand Oaks, Calif. : SAGE, 1999.
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Information and communication technologies are said to be transforming urban life dramatically and bringing about rapid economic and cultural globalization. This book explores the many issues  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
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Technocities.
London ; Thousand Oaks, Calif. : SAGE, 1999
(OCoLC)607204876
Online version:
Technocities.
London ; Thousand Oaks, Calif. : SAGE, 1999
(OCoLC)607805633
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John Downey; Jim McGuigan
ISBN: 0761955550 9780761955559 0761955569 9780761955566
OCLC Number: 41419768
Description: viii, 213 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction - Jim McGuigan PART ONE: DEBATES Towards Urban Cyberspace Planning - Stephen Graham Grounding the Global through Urban Telematics Policy and Planning Foreclosing on the City? The Bad Idea of Virtual Urbanism - Kevin Robins Information and Communications Technologies - Frank Webster Luddism Revisited PART TWO: TEXTURES Fishing with False Teeth - Simone Bergman and Liesbet van Zoonen Women, Gender and the Internet The Ideal City and the Virtual Hive - Julian Stallabrass Modernism and Emergent Order in Computer Culture PART THREE: TERRITORIES Xs 4 All? 'Information Society' Policy and Practice in the European Union - John Downey Beyond Infrastructure - Leen d'Haenens Europe, The USA and Canada on the Information Highway Technocities and Development - Simon Bell Images of Inferno and Utopia PART FOUR: PERSPECTIVES Designs on the City - John Pickering Urban Experience in the Age of Electronic Reproduction New Technologies - Douglas Kellner Technocities and the Prospects for Democratization
Responsibility: edited by John Downey and Jim McGuigan.
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