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1st Edition

Location Technologies in International Context

ISBN 9781138682962
Published February 4, 2019 by Routledge
210 Pages

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Book Description

Location Technologies in International Context offers the first international account of location technologies (in an expanded sense) and brings together a range of contributions on these technologies and their various cultures of use within the Global South.

This collection asks: How, within the Global South, do location technologies differ across national markets, geo-linguistic communities and cultural contexts? What are the contrasting or shared meanings and practices associated with location technologies? And what innovative practices and new (or reinvigorated) theory may emerge from attention to the Global South? In exploring these questions, the collection contributes to our understanding of social, cultural, gendered and political relations on a global and local scale.

Location Technologies in International Context is ideal for a range of disciplines, including cultural, communication and media studies; anthropology, sociology and geography; new media, Internet and mobile studies; and informatics and development studies.

Table of Contents

  1. The Worlds of Location Technology – Rowan Wilken, Heather Horst, and Gerard Goggin 
  2. Location-based Technologies from the Walls of Rural China –– Elisa Oreglia
  3. Digital Repertoires in Australia’s Remote Aboriginal Communities –– Ellie Rennie
  4. Location as Conspicuous Consumption: The Making of Modern Women and Consumer Culture in south-east Turkey — Elisabetta Costa
  5. The Berber House or the World Leaked: Mobile Phones, Gender Switching, and Place in Morocco — Hsain Ilahiane
  6. Information SuperCalle: The Social Internet of Havana’s Wi-Fi Streets — Erika Polson
  7. Rethinking Located Technologies: Location and Practice in "New" and "Old" Media — Tingting Liu and Anna Pertierra
  8. Uneven Topologies of Communication: Mobiles and Transnational Location in Samoa — James Meese, Rowan Wilken, and Iona Chan Mow
  9. Location Technologies in Extreme Environments: The Case of King George Island, Antarctica — Juan Francisco Salazar
  10. Navigating Mobile Phone Infrastructures on the Border of Haiti and The Dominican Republic — Heather A. Horst
  11. Locating Technologies on the Ground in Post-Earthquake Haiti — Mimi Sheller
  12. Location Technologies and Surveillance in Insurgent Occupied Mali and Nigeria — Lisa Parks
  13. Generic Phones in Context: The Circulation and Social Practices of Mobile Devices in Rio De Janiero – Adriana de Souza e Silva, Christiane S. Damasceno, and Daniela Bueno
  14. Trust and Knowing: Emerging Technologies and Mobility in the Global South – Sarah Pink, Rosamaria Lucena, Jananda Pinto, Angélica P. C. de Souza, Camille Caminha, Geraldina Maria de Siqueira, Mariana Duarte de Oliveira, Alex Gomes, and Renata Zilse

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Rowan Wilken is Principal Research Fellow and Associate Professor in the School of Media and Communication at RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia.

Gerard Goggin is Professor of Media and Communications at the University of Sydney, Australia.

Heather A. Horst is Professor of Media and Communications at the University of Sydney, Australia.