The Routledge Research Companion to Media Geography

The Routledge Research Companion to Media Geography

By: Paul C. Adams (author), Jim Craine (author)Hardback

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This Companion provides an authoritative source for scholars and students of the nascent field of media geography. While it has deep roots in the wider discipline, the consolidation of media geography has started only in the past decade, with the creation of media geography's first dedicated journal, Aether, as well as the publication of the sub-discipline's first textbook. However, at present there is no other work which provides a comprehensive overview and grounding. By indicating the sub-discipline's evolution and hinting at its future, this volume not only serves to encapsulate what geographers have learned about media but also will help to set the agenda for expanding this type of interdisciplinary exploration. The contributors-leading scholars in this field, including Stuart Aitken, Deborah Dixon, Derek McCormack, Barney Warf, and Matthew Zook-not only review the existing literature within the remit of their chapters, but also articulate arguments about where the future might take media geography scholarship. The volume is not simply a collection of individual offerings, but has afforded an opportunity to exchange ideas about media geography, with contributors making connections between chapters and developing common themes.

About Author

Dr Paul C. Adams is Associate Professor in the Department of Geography and the Environment, University of Texas at Austin, USA, Dr Jim Craine is Associate Professor in Geography at California State University, Northridge, USA, and Dr Jason Dittmer is Reader in Human Geography at the University College London, UK.


Contents: Introduction: geographies of media, Paul C. Adams, Jim Craine and Jason Dittmer. Part I Media: Photography, Steven Hoelscher; Film, Deborah Dixon; Radio, Alasdair Pinkerton; Comic books, Jason Dittmer; Stamps and the postal system, Pauliina Raento; Dance, Derek McCormack; Video games, James Ash; The internet, Darren Purcell. Part II Places: Places of mediated nature, David Lulka; Bodies, Julie Cupples; Places of interiority, Stuart C. Aitken; Syncretic (s)p[l]aces, Giorgio Hadi Curti and Tamara M. Johnson; Haunted places, Colin Gardner; Advertising place, Jim Craine, Chris Dando and Ron Davidson; Places of graffiti, John Finn. Part III Spaces: Spaces of the word, Paul C. Adams; Spaces of mediated sound, Michael Bull; Spaces of telemediated sociability, Barney Warf; Spaces of volunteered geographic information, Ate Poorthuis and Matthew Zook; Spaces of affect, Paul Simpson; Spaces of mediated performance, Katrinka Somdahl-Sands and Paul C. Adams; Spaces of media capital, Brett Christophers. Index.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781409444015
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 396
  • ID: 9781409444015
  • weight: 1008
  • ISBN10: 1409444015

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