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‘Placing’ Cyberspace: Geography, Community and Identity

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Recent academic and media rhetoric has described cyberspace as a transformative technology that is helping to create a world where geography ceases to matter. Moreover, cyberspace itself is conceptualised as being spaceless and placeless. In this paper we critically examine and challenge this rhetoric, arguing that geography continues to matter, both off- and online. We illustrate our arguments by focusing upon recent discourses about identity and community, using three case studies1.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: January 1, 2015

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