(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2014)

Document title

Helsinki: a software sorted city? A case study of the geodemographics industry in Finland

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

TAKALA V. (1) ;
(1) Dept. of Sociology, Univ., London, ROYAUME-UNI


This paper takes one example of influential information technology, geodemographic neighbourhood segmentation software, and analyses it in the context of Helsinki, the capital of FinlandThe analysis pays specific attention to the problems that arise when a classification scheme developed in the UK is translated in to the historical and cultural context of a Nordic welfare State. Finally, the paper looks at the theoretical debates around geodemographics, and considers directions for future research in the area. After all, the inundation of digital data in our culture has not only been seen as a new subject of inquiry for social science, but as an intensifying methodological challenge for the entire discipline


Article of periodic

published at : Fennia (Helsinki, 2010) / ISSN 1798-5617

Editor : University of Turku, Turku - FINLANDE (2010)

Millesime : 2014, vol. 192, no2 [pp. 140-153]

Bibliographic references : 2 p.

Collation : 2 fig., 1 tabl.




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