CYBER ATTAPPADI AND SPATIAL IMAGININGS: A STUDY OF CYBER REGIONAL (RE-) CREATIONS

Aiswarya
2016 Critical & Creative Explorations/Practices in English Language, Literature, Linguistics & Education and Creative Writing   unpublished
The proposed paper intends to analyse, using the theories of cultural geography and virtual ethnography, the strategies underlying the online creation of the region called Attappadi. The technology-augmented space of the internet has proven to be a rich terrain of diverse multi dimensional socio-cultural relations and communications that can be directed to the generation of new meanings. A study of this space and its relations can hence reveal the hidden agenda of meaning creations associated
more » ... ations associated with the space of the internet. Seeming replica of many offline regions are added to the space of the internet every now and then. Whether these online reproductions of offline regions are simply representations or are there any hidden deeper spatial concerns, can only be revealed through a study of the strategies involved in the cyber transformation of offline regions. Hence, this paper ventures to analyse the nature of cyber spatial imaginings, with particular focus on cyber regional community of Attappadi, a tribal region of Kerala. The paper proceeds by working on how Attappadi region is given a location and a space in the internet. Through analyzing the various strands of cyber Attappadi creation using select websites and internet information, Facebook pages on Attappadi etc., this paper
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