The Geographies of Digital Disconnection
Mark Andrejevic, Monash University This collection offers a brilliant series of reflections on our increasingly ambivalent response to the digital tendrils that captivate and capture us. The result is a profound and riveting meditation on the fate of sociality in our increasingly networked world.
Mark Graham, Oxford Internet Institute In today's hyperconnected world, it is imperative to understand the geographies, experiences, and impacts of digital disconnection. Disentangling offers an important intervention for anyone seeking to understand what it means for people and places to switch off.
Andre Jansson is Professor of Media and Communication Studies at Karlstad University, where he is also director of the Geomedia Research Group. Paul C. Adams is Professor of Geography and Director of Urban Studies at the University of Texas at Austin. He is the founder of the Media Geography Specialty Group of the American Association of Geographers. His research bridges between media studies, communication theory and human geography.
Acknowledgments Contributor List Introduction: Rethinking the Disentangling Force of Connective Media Paul C. Adams and Andre Jansson Part I: Power Geometries of Connectivity Chapter 1: Disconnection and Reconnection as Resistance to Geosurveillance David Swanlund Chapter 2: Locational Technologies in Post-disaster Infrastructure Space: Uneven Access to OpenStreetMap in Post-earthquake Haiti Mimi Sheller Chapter 3: Disconnection as Distinction: A Bourdieusian Study of Where People Withdraw from Digital Media Karin Fast, Johan Lindell, and Andre Jansson Chapter 4: Digital Disconnection as Othering: Immersion, 'Authenticity,' and the Politics of Experience Neriko Musha Doerr Part II: (Dis)connected Lives Chapter 5: Automating Digital Afterlives Robbie Fordyce, Bjorn Nansen, Michael Arnold, Tamara Kohn, and Martin Gibbs Chapter 6: Senses and Sensors of Sleep: Mediation and Disconnection in Sleep Architectures Bjorn Nansen, Kate Mannell, and Christopher O'Neill Chapter 7: Digital Ruins: Virtual Worlds as Landscapes of Disconnection Gonzalo C. Garcia and Vincent Miller Chapter 8: 'Think on Paper, Share Online': Interrogating the Sense of Slowness and Disconnection in the Rise of Shouzhang in China Yan Yuan Part III: Rethinking Disconnection in a Disrupted World Chapter 9: Disconnect to Reconnect! Self-help to Regain an Authentic Sense of Space through Digital Detoxing Gunn Enli and Trine Syvertsen Chapter 10: Retreat Culture and Therapeutic Disconnection Pepita Hesselberth Chapter 11: Networked Intimacies: Pandemic Dis/Connections between Anxiety, Joy, and Pleasure Jenny Sunden Chapter 12: Paradoxes of Disconnected Connection Paul C. Adams, Vivie Behrens, Steven Hoelscher, Olga Lavrenova, Heath Robinson, and Yan Yuan Index