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Virtual Globalization : Virtual Spaces/Tourist Spaces - David Holmes

Virtual Globalization

Virtual Spaces/Tourist Spaces

By: David Holmes (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 12th July 2001
ISBN: 9780415236737
Number Of Pages: 280

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This book examines the interrelationship between the telecommunications and tourism in shaping the nature of space, place and the urban at the end of the twentieth century. They discuss how these agents are instrumental inthe production of homogenous world-spaces, and how these in turn presuppose new kinds of political and cultural identity. This work will be of essential interest to scholars and students in the fields of sociology, geography, cultural studies and media studies.

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"This anthology, itself a globalizing attempt, provides a thoughtful walk through the contending complications and real virtuals of a world of increasing technicality and diminishing identity of culture and self. It is an excellent anthology that needs to be carefully read.." -Space and Culture, May 2002

Acknowledgementsp. ix
Virtual Globalization - an Introductionp. 1
Referencesp. 49
Urban Space, Cyberspace and Global Spacep. 55
Ephemeral Citiesp. 57
Notesp. 72
Referencesp. 74
Public Space, Urban Space and Electronic Spacep. 76
Notesp. 90
Demonstrating the Globep. 95
Notesp. 111
The Space of Teleworkp. 114
'the Gaze Without Eyes'p. 134
Referencesp. 153
Telecommunications and the Future of Citiesp. 157
Notep. 170
Tourist Geography as Virtual Realityp. 173
Monocultures of Globalizationp. 175
Notesp. 188
Identity Tourism, Virtuality and the Theme Parkp. 192
Architectures of Entertainmentp. 205
Referencesp. 218
The City as Tourist Spectaclep. 220
Resort Curtilagesp. 245
Referencesp. 260
Indexp. 262
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ISBN: 9780415236737
ISBN-10: 0415236738
Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 280
Published: 12th July 2001
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.88  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.57
Edition Number: 1