Media geographies

An introduction

Authored by: Paul C. Adams , Barney Warf

Routledge Handbook of Media Geographies

Print publication date:  October  2021
Online publication date:  October  2021

Print ISBN: 9780367482855
eBook ISBN: 9781003039068
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Media geographies are all around us. Networks of world-spanning infrastructure keep us in touch with family, friends, business colleagues, customers and clients. News companies headquartered in major cities form our sense of historical and contemporary reality by providing “the news,” a shared here and now that circulates through geographical and social space, on newspaper and magazine pages, large and small screens, radio and podcasts. These are media geographies, as are the maps and GPS that guide people’s movements through space, facilitating movements from shopping trips to vacations to intercontinental migration. Media geographies also include invented and fictionalized places created for the purposes of entertainment and escapism, including immersive games and virtual reality experiences. Media geographies surround us, guiding us, following us and taking us places.

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