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The Internet as Second Action Space

The Internet as Second Action Space (Paperback)

By Kellerman, Aharon

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One of the most significant and important advancements in information and communication technology over the past 20 years is the introduction and expansion of the Internet. Now almost universally available, the Internet brings us email, global voice and video communications, rese...arch repositories, reference libraries, and almost unlimited opportunities for daily activities. Bridging geographical distances in unprecedented ways, the Internet has impacted all aspects of our daily lives - from facilitating the running of businesses, the attainment of services and keeping in touch with friends and family. Accessible at any time and for many of us from our mobile phones, the Internet has opened up a world of knowledge and communication platforms that we cannot now imagine living without. This book explores the concept that the Internet has become a second action space for individuals. Coexisting with traditional and obvious real space, the Internet serves as a novel spatial platform and action space to its subscribers all over the world. Kellerman expertly discusses this notion and examines the practical integration of cyberspace with real space. Part I examines the Internet as a platform for action and presents its relations with physical space concerning a range of uses and applications which were traditionally performed in physical space only. It discusses the idea that the Internet has become a second space and explores theoretical perspectives surrounding this notion. The Internet has undeniably made humankind more efficient and connected. Part II explores the Internet as an action space for human life, considering basic human needs, curiosity, identity and social relations. It further considers instances whereby use and application of the Internet cannot be fully performed in real space, mainly regarding people's presentation of identity. Part III explores daily actions over the Internet, such as work, shopping, banking and social interactions. Kellerman also briefly touches on the darker aspects that the expansion of the Internet has made possible - including its role in fraud and other crimes. The concluding chapter discusses people living across the two spaces and identifies potential future developments. The Internet as Second Actions Space will appeal to students across the social sciences, in particular those studying Geography, Sociology, Media Studies, Internet Studies, Business and related disciplines.
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ISBN 9781138377936
Released AU 23 Aug 2018
Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
Format Paperback
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ISBN-13 9781138377936
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
Imprint Routledge
Released 23 Aug 2018
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Kellerman, Aharon
Category Social Institutions
Human Geography
Impact Of Computing & IT On Society
Number of Pages 192
Dimensions Width: 156mm
Height: 234mm
Dewey Code 302.231
Weight 386g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
Library of Congress Internet - Social aspects, Cyberspace - Social aspects, SCIENCE / Earth Sciences / General, MATHEMATICS / General, SCIENCE / Earth Sciences / Geography
NBS Text Geography & Earth Science: Textbooks & Study Guides
ONIX Text College/higher education