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Communications and Transport: The mobility of information, people and commodities

By David G. Morley

Abstract

In a context where the study of communications tends to focus only on the mobility of information, to the neglect of that of people and commodities, this article explores the potential for a closer integration between the fields of communications and transport studies. Against the presumption that the emergence of virtuality means that material geographies are no longer of consequence, the role of mediated ‘technologies of distance’ is considered here in the broader contexts of the construction (and regulation) of a variety of physical forms of mobility and the changing modes of articulation of the virtual and material worlds

Topics: P300
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Year: 2011
DOI identifier: 10.1177/0163443711404466
OAI identifier: oai:eprints.gold.ac.uk:5952

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