1st Edition

The Cybercities Reader

Edited By Steve Graham Copyright 2003
    464 Pages 41 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    464 Pages 41 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Providing the most comprehensive, international and interdisciplinary analysis yet of the relationships between cities, urban life and new technologies, this informative book incorporates detailed discussions of cybercity history, theory, economic processes, mobilities, physical forms, social and cultural worlds, digital divides, public domains, strategies, politics and futures.

    The book includes coverage of post modern technoculture, virtual reality and the body, global city economies, urban surveillance, e-commerce, teleworking, community informatics, digital architecture, urban technology strategies, and the role of cities and new technologies in the 'war on terrorism'.

    The first interdisciplinary book to address the complex interrelationships between the use and application of electronic technologies and practices and processes of contemporary metropolitan life, this key text adopts a uniquely international perspective. Detailed case studies include 'virtual cities' in Amsterdam, Internet cabins in Lima, back offices in Jamaica, and 'smart' highways in Melbourne.

    An excellent teaching aid with part, section and individual extract introductions, this outstanding book provides an up-to-date snapshot of how policies for cities and cyberspaces are being combined across the world.

    List of plates List of figures List of tables Acknowledgements Contributors Introduction : From Dreams of Transcendence to the Remediation of Urban Life Section 1: Understanding Cybercities Part 1: Cybercity Archaeologies 1. Nigel Thrift 1996 Inhuman Geographies: Landscapes of Speed, Light and Power 2. Joel Tarr 1987 The City and The Telegraph: Urban Telecommunications in the Pre-Telephone Era 3. Ithiel de Sola-Pool 1976 The Structure of Cities 4. Melvyn Webber 1964 The Urban Place and the Non-Place Urban Realm From Explorations Into Urban Structure 5. Thomas Streeter 1987 The Cable Fable Revisited: Discourse, Policy and the Making of Cable Television 6. Thomas J. Campanella 2002 Webcameras and the Telepresent Landscape Part 2: Theorising Cybercities 7. Gilles Deleuze 1988 Postscript on Societies of Control 8. Paul Virilio 1987 The Third Interval 9. Manuel Castells 2002 Space of Flows, Space of Places : Materials for a Theory of Urbanism in the Information Age 10. Lieven de Cauter 2002 The Capsule and the Network : Notes Toward a General Theory 11. Nigel Thrift 1997 Cities Without Modernity, Cites With Magic 12. Deirdre Boden and Harvey Molotch 2002 Cyperspace Meets the Compulsion of Proximity 13. Timothy Luke 2002 The Co-Existence of Cyborgs, Humachines and Environments in Postmodernity: Getting Over the End of Nature Part 3: Cybercities : Hybrid Forms and Recombinant Spaces 14. Stefano Boeri 2002 Eclectic Atlases 15. William Mitchell 2000 The City of Bits Hypothesis 16. Mike Crang 2000 Urban Morphology and the Shaping of the Transmissible City 17. Zac Carey 2002 Generation Txt : The Telephone Hits the Street 18. Stephen Graham 2002 Excavating the Material Geographies of Cybercities 19. Anthony Townsend 2002 Learning From September 11th : ICT Infrastructure Collapses in a Global Cybercity Section 2: Cybercity Dimensions Part 4: Cybercity Mobilities 20. Nick Barley 2000 People 21. Pnina Ohana Plaut 2002 Do Telecommunications Make Transportation Obsolete? 22. Mimi Sheller and John Urry 2002 The City and the CyberCar 23. David Holmes 2002 Cybercommuting on an Information Superhighway: The Case of Melbourne's CityLink 24. Keller Easterling 2002 The New Orgman : Logistics as an Organizing Principle of Contemporary Cities 25. Mark Gottdeiner 2001 Deterritorialisation and the Airport Part 5: Cybercity Economies 26. Saskia Sassen 2000 Agglomeration in the Digital Era? 27. Vincent Mosco 2002 Webs of Myth and Power: Connectivity and the New Computer Technopolis 28. Matthew Zook 2002 Cyberspace and Local Places: The Urban Dominance of Dot-com Geography in the Late 1990s 29. Andrew Gillespie 2000 Teleworking and the City: Myths of Workplace and Ranald Richardson Transcendence and Travel Reduction 30. Ewart Skinner 1998 The Caribbean Data Processors 31. Martin Dodge 2002 Geographies of E-commerce : The Case of Amazon.com 32. Andrew Murphy 2002 The Web, the Grocer, and the City 33. Yuko Aoyama 2002 E-Commerce and Urban Space in Japan : Accessing the Net via Convenience Stores 34. Susan Davis 1999 Space Jam: Media Conglomerates Build the Entertainment City Part 6: Social and Cultural Worlds of Cybercities 35. Robert Luke 2002 Habit@Online: Web Portals as Purchasing Ideology 36. David Morley 2001 At Home With the Media 37. Keith Hampton 2003 Netville : Community On and Offline in a Wired Suburb 38. Nina Wakeford 1999 Gender and Landscapes of Computing in an Internet Café 39. Timo Kopomaa 2002 Speaking Mobile : Intensified Everyday Life, Condensed City 40. Anne Beamish 2001 The City in Cyberspace From Reimaging the City 41


    Stephen Graham is Professor of Urban Technology at the Global Urban Research Unit in Newcastle University's School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape. He is co-author of Telecommunications and the City and Splintering Urbanism, both published by Routledge, and co-editor of Managing Cities.

    "In gathering together classic and contemporary papers, this volume reveals urban landscapes as simultaneously reflective and constitutive of the digital world, illustrates the powerful ways in which cyberspace is shot through with social categories of class, power, gender, and ethnicity, and renders obsolete artificial dualisms such as on-line and off-line." - Barney Warf, Florida State University