Network locality: Local knowledge and politics in a network culture

Eric Gordon

Abstract


The theory of network locality suggests that location continues to matter in a globalized and networked culture. But the conditions under which location produces local knowledge and politics are changing. With the ubiquity of digital networks, the physical location of bodies is coupled with the accessibility of located information. This article explores a theoretical framework for the global reorientation of local politics.

Keywords


location; social web; web 2.0; local knowledge

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5210/fm.v13i10.2157



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