Inhabiting Cyberspace and Emerging Cyberplaces : The Case of Siena, Italy Hardback
by Tobias Boos
Part of the Geographies of Media series
This book explores the concept of cyberplace as a mode of inhabiting the contemporary world.
As a result, it suggests that, for many communities, unlocking cyberspace and inhabiting cyberplaces is now an integral part of their coming-to-the-globalised-world.
Boos reviews in the detail the existing academic literature from cultural anthropology, human geography, and sociology on "cyberspace", concluding that a phenomenological perspective on cyberspace provides the possibility of gaining a deep understanding of our contemporary lifeworlds, in which on- and offline practices constantly intermingle.
In four chapters, he applies the developed theoretical and methodological approaches to the case of Siena's neighbourhoods, the contrade, analysing their websites and discussing the implications of his findings for understanding contemporary processes of community building and for future research on cyberspace. This concise and accessible book will be of interest to advanced students and scholars in cultural anthropology, human geography, media studies and sociology.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 135 pages, 1 Illustrations, black and white; XVII, 135 p. 1 illus.
- Publisher: Springer International Publishing AG
- Publication Date: 02/08/2017
- Category: Cultural studies
- ISBN: 9783319584539
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