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9781509556410

Digital Timescapes Technology, Temporality and Society

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  • ISBN13:

    9781509556410

  • ISBN10:

    1509556419

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2023-04-03
  • Publisher: Polity

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Summary

Digital technologies are having a profound effect on the temporalities of individuals, households and organisations. We now expect to be able to instantly source a vast array of information at any time and from anywhere, as well as buy goods with the click of a button and have them delivered within hours, while time management apps and locative media have altered how everyday scheduling and mobility unfolds.

Digital Timescapes makes the case that we have transitioned to an era where the production and experience of time is qualitatively different to the pre-digital era. Rob Kitchin provides a synoptic account of this transition, charting how digital technologies, in a wide range of manifestations, are reconfiguring everyday temporalities. Attention is focused on the temporalities associated with six sets of everyday practices: history and memory; politics and policy; governance and governmentality; mobility and logistics; planning and development; and work and labour. Critically, how to challenge and reorder digitally mediated temporal power is examined through the development of an ethics of temporal care and temporal justice.

Conceptually and empirically rich, Digital Timescapes is an essential guide to our new temporal regime. It will be of interest to students and scholars of Media Studies, Science and Technology Studies, Sociology, Anthropology, Human Geography, and History and Memory Studies, as well as those who are interested in how digital technologies are transforming society.

Author Biography

Rob Kitchin is a professor in the Maynooth University Social Sciences Institute.

Table of Contents

Preface

Acknowledgements

List of Tables



Part I: The nature of time and temporalities

1 Time, temporality and timescapes

2 Digital technologies and temporalities



Part II: Digital timescapes

3 History and memory

4 Politics and policy

5 Governance and governmentality

6 Mobility and logistics

7 Planning and development

8 Work and labour



Part III: Remaking digital timescapes

9 Temporal power and its consequences

10 Transforming temporal power

11 Making sense of digital timescapes



References

Index

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