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On the Neo in Neogeography

Auteur(s) et Affiliation(s)

Department of Geography, Queen's Univ., Kingston, Canada


Description :
In this article, the A. foregrounds the neo in neo, geography and trace the ways in which the ascribed newness of emergent Web-based spatial media is leveraged in discursive-material practices that enact certain kinds of changes in the world. Drawing on illustrative empirical examples, she demonstrates the ways in which newness (1) acts as a discursive device that depoliticizes spatial media so as to lay the groundwork for their social naturalization; (2) is made recourse to as a means by which certain techno-capitalist actors disavow themselves of responsibility for the societal effects of these technologies; and (3) underwrites the model through which the proliferation and thereby profitability of location-based services is sustained.


Type de document :
Article de périodique

Source :
Annals of the Association of American Geographers, issn : 0004-5608, 2014, vol. 104, n°. 1, p. 60-79, nombre de pages : 20, Références bibliographiques : 3 p.

Date :
2014

Editeur :
Pays édition : Etats-Unis, Washington, DC, Association of American Geographers

Langue :
Anglais
Droits :
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