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Telecommunication Networks: Economy, Ecology, Rule

Cubitt, Sean. 2014. Telecommunication Networks: Economy, Ecology, Rule. Theory, Culture & Society, ISSN 0263-2764 [Article]

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Abstract or Description

This essay deals with technologies, techniques, business models and legal structures governing telecommunications infrastructures. Megacities are especially vulnerable to shifting agencies in telecoms provision. This paper addresses the relation of the economics of growth, built-in obsolescence and product life cycles with the complex determinations of telecommunications governance in relation to the physical environment of megacities. It argues that an ‘environmentalism of the poor’ must be integrated into considerations of both ecological critique and analyses of telecommunications infrastructure and business practice.

Item Type: Article

Identification Number (DOI):

https://doi.org/10.1177/0263276413511490

Keywords:

infrastructure, internet, media, mobile network systems, telecommunications

Departments, Centres and Research Units:

Media and Communications

Dates:

DateEvent
2 February 2014Published

Item ID:

14141

Date Deposited:

13 Oct 2015 16:17

Last Modified:

27 Jun 2017 13:53

URI: http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/14141

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