The Boundless Self (inbunden)
Format
Inbunden (Hardback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
252
Utgivningsdatum
2005-05-01
Upplaga
illustrated ed
Förlag
Syracuse University Press
Illustrationer
2 photographs, 5 figures, bibliography, index
Dimensioner
236 x 161 x 25 mm
Vikt
549 g
Antal komponenter
1
ISBN
9780815630562

The Boundless Self

Communication in Physical and Virtual Spaces

Inbunden,  Engelska, 2005-05-01
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Using the body as an axis for geographical theory, this book argues that communication empowers self to constantly transcend its physical limits. It urges complete review of personal borders in space and time based on symbols, signs and signals that redefine ties to the tangible world, i.e., ""Dear John"" letters, layout of furniture in rooms, or chronic illness. Paul C. Adams shows how vehicular transit has altered traditional modalities like walking or biking while navigation of space and virtual space has led to ""boundary blurring."" He covers transforming moments in communication from the rise of writing to invention of the printing press, telephone, and electronic media. To better understand human geography, he also plumbs the relation of space and time to notions of romance, identity, and meaning. Citing geographers throughout the ages and the effects of mercantile, industrial, and current global economies, The Boundless Self is sure to provoke thought and theory among geographers, communicators, and scholars alike.
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Adams's take on communications is tragic/comic/hopeful, a posture that is bound to upset academic writers who have opted for so long to be tragic/ironic/cynical. . . . At last geography has a new voiceoriginal, powerful, and eloquentthat deserves to command the respect of the learned world. Encyclopedic in scope, Paul Adams presents an enticing romantic vision on what it means to be human in the age of ubiquitous and instantaneous communication. An instant classic. . . . Humanistic scholarship at its best.

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Paul C. Adams is assistant professor of geography at the University of Texas at Austin. He is the coeditor of Textures of Place and the author of numerous articles on geography and related subjects.