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By Paul C. Adams

This significant other offers an authoritative resource for students and scholars of the nascent box of media geography. whereas it has deep roots within the wider self-discipline, the consolidation of media geography has began in simple terms some time past decade, with the construction of media geography's first committed magazine, Aether, in addition to the book of the sub-discipline's first textbook. notwithstanding, at this time there's no different paintings which gives a accomplished assessment and grounding. through indicating the sub-discipline's evolution and hinting at its destiny, this quantity not just serves to encapsulate what geographers have discovered approximately media but additionally can help to set the time table for increasing this sort of interdisciplinary exploration. The contributors-leading students during this box, together with Stuart Aitken, Deborah Dixon, Derek McCormack, Barney Warf, and Matthew Zook-not purely assessment the prevailing literature in the remit in their chapters, but in addition articulate arguments approximately the place the longer term may possibly take media geography scholarship. the quantity isn't really easily a suite of person choices, yet has afforded a chance to replace principles approximately media geography, with individuals making connections among chapters and constructing universal issues.

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It’s more like a window through which viewers jump into another place – in this instance, post-Katrina New Orleans during the immediate months after the 2005 hurricane. Waiting for the bus back to Berkeley, I leafed through the photo book, lingering over every page, as the embattled city came into clear focus. New Orleans, through Richard Misrach’s lens, was unpeopled – not one person is seen in the 70 images – but the human impact on the devastated environment was immediate and loud. seeing the landscape meant hearing it, too, as the words of local residents appeared at the center of each uncaptioned picture.

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