Digital Lives in the Global City

Contesting Infrastructures

Edited by Deborah Cowen, Alexis Mitchell, Emily Paradis, and Brett Story

Digital Lives in the Global City

Edited by Deborah Cowen, Alexis Mitchell, Emily Paradis, and Brett Story

Distributed for University of British Columbia Press

288 pages | 79 halftones, 3 maps, 4 tables | 6 1/2 x 9 1/2
Paper $39.95 ISBN: 9780774862387 Published October 2020 For sale in USA only

Digital technologies have changed the world, transforming how, where, and when we communicate, love, learn, produce, distribute, and consume. Digital Lives in the Global City examines those changes in the context of urban life, investigating how urban land, governance, and the economy are being remade by advancing communication technologies. Interspersing critical scholarship with provocative short works from non-tradtional authors to engage with a wide range of issues wrought by digital infrastructure, the book addresses such topics as struggles over unsafe and illegal buildings in Mumbai, the conditions of migrant work in Singapore, the question of digital debt in Toronto, and targeted policing in New York. This nuanced exploration reveals the profound connections between digital technologies and the social life of global cities.
 

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