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Geographies of Media and Communication (Critical Introductions to Geography)by Paul C. Adams
Synopses & Reviews
Geographies of Media and Communication systematically analyzes the relationship between geography and communication and shows how geographical approaches open up familiar and unfamiliar aspects of communication for analysis and discussion.
From the invention of the telegraph to the emergence of the Internet, communications technologies have transformed the ways that people and places relate to each other. Geographies of Media and Communication is the first textbook to treat all aspects of geography’s variegated encounter with communication.
Connecting geographical ideas with communication theories such as intertextuality, audience-centered theory, and semiotics, Paul C. Adams explores media representations of places, the spatial diffusion of communication technologies, and the power of communication technologies to transform places, and to dictate who does and does not belong in them.
About the Author
Paul C. Adams is Associate Professor and Director of Urban Studies, in the Department of Geography and the Environment, University of Texas at Austin. His books include Textures of Place: Exploring Humanist Geographies (co-edited with Steven Hoelscher and Karen E. Till) (2001), The Boundless Self: Communication in Physical and Virtual Spaces (2005), and Atlantic Reverberations: French Representations of an American Presidential Election (Ashgate, 2007).
Table of Contents
1. From the Spoken Word to the Alphabet.
2. From the Printing Press to the Digital Signal.
3. Communication Flows and Flowmations.
4. Topologies of Communication.
6. Virtuality and Scattered Gatherings.
7. Signs, Symbols and Signals.
8. The Place Image.
10. Place and the Power of Communication.
11. Traces and Routines.
12. Geographies of Expressive Being-in-Place.
13. Final Thoughts.
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