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GEOG 595 BJ - Advanced Studies in Geography - Geographies of Capital

Campus: Urbana-Champaign


Seminar and directed individual investigation of selected problems or regions; designed to develop ability to conduct independent investigation. Scheduled seminars are detailed in each term's Class Schedule. Course Information: Approved for both letter and S/U grading. May be repeated.

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States, Space, and Informatization | This course explores the history of state space and information communications technology. On one hand, it examines how states have helped forge sociospatial conditions for the IT sector to flourish. On the other hand, it explores how the IT sector has forged technology for state power to expand across space. In both instances we will also look at cases where one side inhibited or undermined the other. The course will explore how these dynamics play out in multiple contexts to appreciate the diverse effects arising from the converge of state power and information communication technology. We will do so by reading work from economists, geographers, journalists, media and communications scholars, sociology, and more - albeit with an emphasis on sociospatial implications.

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Number of Required Visit(s): 0

Course Level: Graduate

Credit: 4

Term(s): Spring


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