Malaysia, Modernity and the Multimedia Super Corridor: A critical geography of intelligent landscapes (Routledge Pacific Rim Geographies)

Malaysia, Modernity and the Multimedia Super Corridor: A critical geography of intelligent landscapes (Routledge Pacific Rim Geographies)

By: Tim Bunnell (author)Paperback

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Based on fieldwork in Malaysia, this book provides a critical examination of the country's main urban region. The study first provides a theoretical reworking of geographies of modernity and details the emergence of a globally-oriented, 'high-tech' stage of national development. The Multimedia Super Corridor is framed in terms of a political vision of a 'fully developed' Malaysia before the author traces an imagined trajectory through surrounding landscapes in the late 1990s. As the first book length academic analysis of the development of Kuala Lumpur Metropolitan Area and the construction of the Multimedia Super Corridor, this work offers a situated, contextual account which will appeal to all those with research interests in Asian Urban Studies and Asian Sociology.

About Author

Tim Bunnell is Assistant Professor in the Department of Geography at the National University of Singapore.

Contents

List of figures Acknowledgements List of abbreviations 1. Introduction Part 1 Framing Malaysia: Concept and Context 2. Modernity, Space and the Government of Landscape 3. Positioning Malaysia: Connections, Division and Development Part 2 On Route 2020 4. Kuala Lumpur City Centre (KLCC): Global Reorientation 5. Putrajaya and Cyberjaya: Intelligent Cities, Intelligent Citizens 6. Beneath the Intelligent Cities: Socio-spatial Dividing Practices 7. Conclusion Reference

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780415408707
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 216
  • ID: 9780415408707
  • weight: 363
  • ISBN10: 0415408709

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