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dc.contributor.advisorMurphy, Alexanderen_US
dc.contributor.authorWatkins, Dereken_US
dc.creatorWatkins, Dereken_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-10-26T04:05:53Z
dc.date.available2012-10-26T04:05:53Z
dc.date.issued2012
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1794/12442
dc.description.abstractHuman social interactions imbue the world with meaning, transforming abstract spaces into lived places. Given the digital conduits of much modern social interaction, online narratives increasingly affect material places. Yet the emerging glut of online information demands new methods of investigating place narratives at multiple scales. Drawing on novel geographic visualizations of the quantitative and qualitative characteristics of photographs of the U.S.-Mexico borderlands posted on the website Flickr, this study shows that online portrayals are 1) highly uneven in terms of distribution, visibility, and content, 2) fundamentally influenced by "real-world" geographies, 3) often culturally reductive, and 4) made to appear unduly exhaustive by the naturalizing visual slant of the internet as a medium of communication. These processes stand to influence how places are constructed in the information age, especially given the presence of "digital divides" that work against internet access for much of the world's population.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherUniversity of Oregonen_US
dc.rightsAll Rights Reserved.en_US
dc.subjectborderlandsen_US
dc.subjectcritical cartographyen_US
dc.subjectgeoweben_US
dc.subjectneogeographyen_US
dc.subjectplaceen_US
dc.subjectvolunteered geographic informationen_US
dc.titleDigital Facets of Place: Flickr's Mappings of the U.S.-Mexico Borderlandsen_US
dc.typeElectronic Thesis or Dissertationen_US


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