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By Barney Warf

This day, approximately 2 billion humans use the web, and its functions have flourished in quantity and value. This quantity will research the expansion and geography of the web from a political economic climate point of view. Its primary motivation is to demonstrate that our on-line world doesn't exist in a few aspatial void, yet is deeply rooted in nationwide and native political and cultural contexts. towards that finish, it is going to invoke a number of significant theorists of our on-line world, yet follow their views in phrases which are available to readers without familiarity with them. past summaries of the infrastructure that makes the net attainable and worldwide distributions of clients, it delves into concerns corresponding to the electronic divide to stress the inequalities that accompany the expansion of our on-line world. It additionally addresses web censorship, e-commerce, and e-government, concerns that experience bought remarkably little scholarly cognizance, quite from a spatial standpoint. all through, it demonstrates that during our on-line world, position concerns, in order that no finished figuring out of the net could be accomplished with out contemplating the way it is embedded inside, and in flip adjustments, neighborhood institutional and political contexts. therefore the ebook rebuts simplistic 'death of distance' perspectives or those who assert there's, or might be, a 'one-size-fits-all, cookie-cutter' version of the web appropriate to all instances and locations.

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