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    The duality of platforms as infrastructures for urban politics

    Rodgers, Scott (2021) The duality of platforms as infrastructures for urban politics. Communication and Critical/Cultural Studies 18 (4), pp. 404-412. ISSN 1479-1420.

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    Abstract

    Scholarship has recently sprouted up around the notion of ‘platform urbanism.’ In this essay, I outline an approach to the specifically communicative politics emerging through, and in relation to, platform infrastructures by drawing on research and observations in London, UK. Defending a phenomenological perspective, which sidesteps an a priori definition of platforms or infrastructures, I put forward a way of thinking about the experiential duality of platforms for urban politics. Here, platform infrastructures can appear as both: emergent objects of urban political concern; and withdrawn media, shaping spatial experience and the political meanings that are made of those spaces.

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    Item Type: Article
    Additional Information: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis, available online at the link above.
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): communication, infrastructure, London, platforms, urban politics
    School: School of Arts > Film, Media and Cultural Studies
    Research Centres and Institutes: Media and Culture, Birkbeck Interdisciplinary Research in (BIRMAC), Social Research, Birkbeck Institute for (BISR), Vasari Research Centre for Art and Technology
    Depositing User: Scott Rodgers
    Date Deposited: 17 Dec 2021 16:38
    Last Modified: 18 Dec 2021 21:06
    URI: https://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/46935

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