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The Internet GalaxyReflections on the Internet, Business, and Society$
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Manuel Castells

Print publication date: 2002

Print ISBN-13: 9780199255771

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199255771.001.0001

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The Geography of the Internet: Networked Places

The Geography of the Internet: Networked Places

(p.207) Chapter 8 The Geography of the Internet: Networked Places
The Internet Galaxy

Manuel Castells

Oxford University Press

This chapter explores the contours of the space created by networks and focuses on the geography of the Internet itself. It then evaluates the influence of information, communication, and technologies on the spatial transformation of cities and regions. It also addresses a myth of time — the end of the workplace due to telecommuting — by reporting the actual developments in metropolitan mobility. It considers potential changes caused by the Internet in the home environment, and in the relationship to public space. Lastly, it assesses the social differentiation induced by this networking geography.

Keywords:   Internet geography, information, communication, technologies, spatial transformation, workplace, telecommuting, metropolitan mobility

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