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Unplugging: deconstructing the smart city

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This paper explores the subtle notion of unplugging to critically analyze the technological determinism of the Smart City. This exploration suggests that being digitally connected should not be perceived as gaining social capital. This article critiques the assumptions of the Smart City and proposes a 10-dimension conceptual framework. The first section of this article explores hyper-connected societies and how unplugging could be beneficial. The main subjects, Digital Natives, are discussed ...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
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Author's Original

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10.1080/10630732.2014.971535

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Department:
Oxford, SSD, Anthropology, SAME, Centre on Migration Policy and Society
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Author
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis Group Publisher's website
Journal:
Journal of Urban Technology Journal website
Volume:
22
Issue:
1
Pages:
23-43
Publication date:
2015-03-16
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ISSN:
1063-0732 and 1466-1853
Pubs id:
pubs:605683
URN:
uri:7b363cdb-f4ae-43a2-96b3-34f3005adbea
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7b363cdb-f4ae-43a2-96b3-34f3005adbea
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pubs:605683
Paper number:
1

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