Transporting the Subject: Technologies of Mobility and Location in an Era of Globalization

  title={Transporting the Subject: Technologies of Mobility and Location in an Era of Globalization},
  author={Caren Kaplan},
  journal={PMLA/Publications of the Modern Language Association of America},
  pages={32 - 42}
  • Caren Kaplan
  • Published 1 January 2002
  • Art
  • PMLA/Publications of the Modern Language Association of America
At the turn of the twenty-first century, the rhetoric of cyberspace and information technologies relies heavily on a hyperbole of unlimited power through disembodied mobility. References to boundless space, unfettered mobility, and speedy transfers abound. In this heady environment, new technologies promise ever-increasing powers of transformation and transport—applied to information, business, and self—and the benefits of surveillance and tracking. More and more in this context, the concept of… 

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