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Thinking Big Data in Geography offers a practical state-of-the-field overview of big data as both a means and an object of research, with essays from prominent and emerging scholars such as Rob Kitchin, Renee Sieber, and Mark Graham. Part 1 explores how the advent of geoweb technologies and big data sets has influenced some of geography’s major subdisciplines: urban politics and political economy, human-environment interactions, and geographic information sciences. Part 2 addresses how the geographic study of big data has implications for other disciplinary fields, notably the digital humanities and the study of social justice. The volume concludes with theoretical applications of the geoweb and big data as they pertain to society as a whole, examining the ways in which user-generated data come into the world and are complicit in its unfolding. The contributors raise caution regarding the use of spatial big data, citing issues of accuracy, surveillance, and privacy.
 

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  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright
  2. pp. i-iv
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-vi
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  1. List of Illustrations
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. List of Tables
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. Introduction
  2. Jim Thatcher, Andrew Shears, and Josef Eckert
  3. pp. xi-xxvi
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  1. Part 1. What Is Big Data and What Does It Mean to Study It?
  1. 1. Toward Critical Data Studies: Charting and Unpacking Data Assemblages and Their Work
  2. Rob Kitchin and Tracey P. Lauriault
  3. pp. 3-20
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  1. 2. Big Data...Why (Oh Why?) This Computational Social Science?
  2. David O’Sullivan
  3. pp. 21-38
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  1. Part 2. Methods and Praxis in Big Data Research
  1. 3. Smaller and Slower Data in an Era of Big Data
  2. Renee Sieber and Matthew Tenney
  3. pp. 41-69
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  1. 4. Reflexivity, Positionality, and Rigor in the Context of Big Data Research
  2. Britta Ricker
  3. pp. 70-88
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  1. Part 3. Empirical Interventions
  1. 5. A Hybrid Approach to Geotweets: Reading and Mapping Tweet Contexts on Marijuana Legalization and Same-Sex Marriage in Seattle, Washington
  2. Jin- Kyu Jung and Jungyeop Shin
  3. pp. 91-122
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  1. 6. Geosocial Footprints and Geoprivacy Concerns
  2. Christopher D. Weidemann, Jennifer N. Swift, and Karen K. Kemp
  3. pp. 123-144
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  1. 7. Foursquare in the City of Fountains: Using Kansas City as a Case Study for Combining Demographic and Social Media Data
  2. Emily Fekete
  3. pp. 145-166
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  1. Part 4. Urban Big Data: Urban- Centric and Uneven
  1. 8. Big City, Big Data: Four Vignettes
  2. Jessa Lingel
  3. pp. 169-177
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  1. 9. Framing Digital Exclusion in Technologically Mediated Urban Spaces
  2. Matthew Kelley
  3. pp. 178-194
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  1. Part 5. Talking across Borders
  1. 10. Bringing the Big Data of Climate Change Down to Human Scale: Citizen Sensors and Personalized Visualizations in Climate Communication
  2. David Retchless
  3. pp. 197-213
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  1. 11. Synergizing Geoweb and Digital Humanitarian Research
  2. Ryan Burns
  3. pp. 214-228
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  1. Part 6. Conclusions
  1. 12. Rethinking the Geoweb and Big Data: Future Research Directions
  2. Mark Graham
  3. pp. 231-236
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 237-286
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  1. List of Contributors
  2. pp. 287-292
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 293-296
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781496205377
Related ISBN(s)
9780803278820
MARC Record
OCLC
1008767674
Pages
318
Launched on MUSE
2018-03-18
Language
English
Open Access
No
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