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Digital peripheries, Internet and socio-spatial practices in the rurban, Melgaco, Lorena - electronic bk

This book explores the recursive interaction between socio-spatial practices and the late introduction of internet in three marginalized rurban communities in Brazil and in the UK. It brings to the fore challenges that cross North-South divides to propose an open theory of the connected rurban
Table Of Contents
Cover -- Half Title -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Contents -- Preface -- Acknowledgements -- Chapter 1: The Emergence of the Connected Rurban: An Introduction to the Process of Socio-Technological Peripheralisation -- Socio-Technological Peripheralisation and Its Historical Process -- The Internet as a SocioTechnical Ensemble: Technical Agency and Social CHANGE -- How the Idea of Development Has Helped to Shape the Rurban -- What Is the Connected Rurban? -- Notes -- Part I: Developing an Appropriate Lens to Look at the Connected Rurban -- Chapter 2: Setting the Context -- The Centre-Periphery Seen from the Periphery: Dependency and Decolonial Thinking -- Global Centres, Local Peripheries: Technological Development and Spatial Differentiation -- Imperialist Expansion of Capitalism and the Global Digital Divide -- Urbanities in the Rural: Socio-Technological Peripheralisation in the Rurban -- Notes -- Chapter 3: Peripherality and the Everyday of the Rurban: Rethinking Methodology -- Devising a Methodological Toolbox -- Approaching Different Communities Differently: Data Generation and Analysis -- Notes -- Part II: An Introduction to the Everyday -- Chapter 4: Santo Antônio do Salto -- A Quick Account of the Development of Salto: Triviality throughout History -- Things and Places and Their Affordances and Hindrances -- Tracing Current Socio-Spatial Processes IN SALTO -- Marginal Access to Information and Communication Technologies, Marginal Access to the Internet -- Understanding Santo Antônio do Salto through Its Actor-Networks -- Notes -- Chapter 5: Pendeen -- The Historical Development of Pendeen -- Things and Places and Their Affordances and Hindrances -- Tracing Current Socio-Spatial Processes in PENDEEN -- The Centre of Pendeen: A Central Actor in Providing Internet to the VILLAGE
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non fiction
Physical Description
1 online resource (179 pages)
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