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Geographical Structures in the Internet

  • Aharon KellermanEmail author
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Part of the SpringerBriefs in Geography book series (BRIEFSGEOGRAPHY)

Abstract

A basic element in the geographical study of terrestrial space is the ordering and division of this space, focusing mostly on the notions of ground, place, regions, and boundaries. This chapter will attempt to explore the possible extension of these concepts to Internet space, as well. More particularly, the possibility of viewing Internet screens as ground will be discussed, side by side with the potential application of other structural geographical notions to the Internet. Thus, the possible division of websites into regions will be elaborated, maybe via the suffix of their URL addresses, presenting countries or economic sectors. By the same token, the possible existence of boundaries in the most flexible and fluid Internet will be explored. The analysis of place over the Internet has been developed along the four perspectives proposed for real space: the neo-Marxist; the humanist; the feminist; and the performative.

Keywords

Ground Place Regions Boundaries 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of HaifaHaifaIsrael

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