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Author Downey, John.

Title Technocities / edited by John Downey and Jim McGuigan
Published London : SAGE, 1999


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 W'PONDS  307.76 Dow/Tec  AVAILABLE
Description viii,213 pages ; 24 cm
Contents Machine derived contents note: Introduction - Jim McGuigan -- Part One: Debates -- Towards Urban Cyberspace Planning - Stephen Graham -- Grounding the Global through Urban Telematics Policy and Planning -- Foreclosing on the City? The Bad Idea of Virtual Urbanism - Kevin Robins -- Information and Communications Technologies - Frank Webster -- Luddism Revisited -- Part Two: Textures -- Fishing with False Teeth - Simone Bergman and Liesbet van Zoonen -- Women, Gender and the Internet -- The Ideal City and the Virtual Hive - Julian Stallabrass -- Modernism and Emergent Order in Computer Culture -- Part Three: Territories -- Xs 4 All? ̀Information Society' Policy and Practice in the European Union - John Downey -- Beyond Infrastructure - Leen d'Haenens -- Europe, The USA and Canada on the Information Highway -- Technocities and Development - Simon Bell -- Images of Inferno and Utopia -- Part Four: Perspectives -- Designs on the City - John Pickering -- Urban Experience in the Age of Electronic Reproduction -- New Technologies - Douglas Kellner -- Technocities and the Prospects for Democratization
Summary "Technocities explores the issues involved in urban planning in relation to computer-mediated communications and cyberspace, including urban planning, virtual and actual cities, and gender and the Internet. Running throughout is a tension between optimistic and pessimistic scenarios for the technocity. The contributors address a complex set of questions, and move beyond the usual images of technological heaven and hell, and technophilia and technophobia, to bring together a number of differently informed approaches, to make sense of a field of dynamic and contradictory forces."--BOOK JACKET. "Technocities will be essential reading for upper-level undergraduates and postgraduates in media, cultural and communication studies; geography and urban planning; and sociology."--BOOK JACKET
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Cities and towns -- Effect of technological innovations on.
Cities and towns -- Technological innovations.
City planning.
Information society.
Sociology, Urban.
Telecommunication -- Social aspects.
Author Downey, John.
McGuigan, Jim.
LC no. 98061655
ISBN 0761955550 (cased)
0761955569 (paperback)