Key Concepts in Development Geography is a new kind of textbook that forms part of an innovative set of companion texts for the human geography sub-disciplines. Organized around 20 short essays, Key Concepts in Development Geography is an introductory text that provides students with the core concepts that form contemporary research and ideas within the development geography discipline. Written in a clear and transparent style, the book includes: An introductory chapter providing a succinct overview of the recent developments in the field; Over 20 key concept entries that provide comprehensive definitions, explanations and evolutions of the subject; Excellent pedagogy to enhance students' understanding including a glossary, figures, diagrams, and further reading
Organized around five of the most important areas of concern, the book covers: the meanings and measurement of development; its theory and practice; work, employment and development; people, culture and development; and contemporary issues in development. The perfect companion for undergraduates and graduate students pursuing geography degrees, the book is a timely look at the pressingly important field of international development studies today.
Chapter 3.4: The Digital Economy and New Spaces of Work
The Digital Economy and New Spaces of Work
New Digital Economies, Cities and the Global South
Recent transformations in the dispersal of information and communication technologies (ICTs) in the global South are closely tied to wider processes of globalization, urbanization and power. According to recent projections, 61 per cent of the world's population will be living in cities by 2030, with cities in the South growing four to five times faster than in the developed world. As economic, social and political life in the twenty-first century will become increasingly digitized, cities will continue to act as sites of capital accumulation and centres of diffusion for knowledge, technology and information (Lloyd-Evans and Potter, 2009). A key element of the global ...