ISBN-10:
1592132804
ISBN-13:
9781592132805
Pub. Date:
01/28/2008
Publisher:
Temple University Press
Managing the Infosphere: Governance, Technology, and Cultural Practice in Motion

Managing the Infosphere: Governance, Technology, and Cultural Practice in Motion

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Overview


Drawing on their expertise in geography, political science, international relations, and communication studies, McDowell, Steinberg, and Tomasello investigate specific policy problems encountered as international organizations, corporations, and individual users try to "manage" a space that simultaneously contradicts and supports existing institutions and systems of governance, identity, and technology.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781592132805
Publisher: Temple University Press
Publication date: 01/28/2008
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 248
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Stephen D. McDowell is John H. Phipps Professor of Communication and Chair of the Department of Communication at Florida State University. He is the author of Globalization, Liberalization, and Policy Change: A Political Economy of India's Communications Sector.

Philip E. Steinberg is an Associate Professor of Geography at Florida State University.  He is the author of The Social Construction of the Ocean and co-editor (with Rob Shields) of The Urban After Katrina: Place, Community, Connections, and Memory.

Tami K. Tomasello is an Assistant Professor in the School of Communication, East Carolina University.

Table of Contents


Acknowledgments   

Chapter 1:     Managing the Infosphere   
Chapter 2:     Managing Technological Change
Chapter 3:     Scales of Governance, Governance of Scales
Chapter 4:    Communication Technology, Mobility, and Cultural Consumption
Chapter 5:     Internet Names, Semiotics, and Alternative Spaces of Governance
Chapter 6:    Fixity, Mobility, and the Governance of Internet Names
Chapter 7:     The Infosphere: A World of Places, an Ocean of Information or a Special Administrative Region?
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