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Geographies of connectivity in East Africa: trains, telecommunications, and technological teleologies

Graham, Mark, Andersen, Casper and Mann, Laura (2014) Geographies of connectivity in East Africa: trains, telecommunications, and technological teleologies. In: Geographies of connectivity in East Africa: trains, telecommunications, and technological teleologies. Oxford Internet Institute, Oxford, UK, pp. 334-349.

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Abstract

The early twenty-first century has witnessed much excitement about the hugely transformative effects of rapidly changing communication and transportation technologies. Politicians, journalists, and academics have all argued that technological advancements are enabling new and unprecedented types of economic, social, and political connectivities and relationships. The ‘death of distance’ (Cairncross, 1997), the ‘space of flows’ (Castells, 1996), the ‘global village’ (McLuhan, 1962), ‘time-space compression’ (Harvey, 1990), the ‘network society’ (Castells, 2004), and myriad other ways of imagining space/time reconfigurations have all been used to make sense of changing connectivities and positionalities.

Item Type: Book Section
Official URL: https://www.oii.ox.ac.uk/
Additional Information: © 2015 The Authors
Divisions: International Development
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Sets: Departments > International Development
Date Deposited: 02 Nov 2017 11:07
Last Modified: 30 Jan 2019 14:52
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/85044

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