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Time: Flow and Variation in the Geography of Media

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This chapter examines the concept of time from the perspectives of physics, geography, and sociology, among others. It explains how time and space are intertwined and how technological advancements have led to an increase in the convergence and compression of time and space. It examines the relationships between time and society, including how societal structures and media changes influence individuals’ perceptions of time, while emphasizing the importance of understanding media time and its implications for society. Throughout this section, the author uses examples from various cultures and time periods, including ancient Chinese philosophy and legends. This chapter provides a multidisciplinary analysis of the concept of time and its significance in understanding human society and communication. Current and future research on the influence of media time on society can be correlated with theories pertaining to media hegemony, media ethnology, media governance, political science, sociology, and cultural science. Studies on the history of time, new time-measuring technologies, media theory, and communication theory can be combined to develop a theoretical framework and analytic system for future research on the nature and implications of media time.

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Peiren, S. (2023). Time: Flow and Variation in the Geography of Media. In: New Perspectives on Geography of Media. Qizhen Humanities and Social Sciences Library. Springer, Singapore. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-99-2111-9_4

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