The Bridge Effect: Critical Reflections in the Age of Technological Solutionism

Andrew Jennings (Editor), Laurie Brinklow (Editor)

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The Bridge Effect features bridged islands―both physical and metaphorical―from around the globe. Bridging an island is often a polarizing subject. A permanent link allows for the transport of people and goods on- and off-island and can even allow an island to remain a viable place to live. At the same time, it changes the character of an island as bounded and set apart from the mainland. Not all bridges are physical. In recent years, access to broadband is allowing islanders to be part of the global world but still make a living on their islands. From the economic effects resulting from these links to how islanders feel about themselves once they’ve been joined to a mainland or another island, the book explores if and how “islandness”―and, ultimately, island identity―has changed on these small islands.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationCharlottetown, PEI
PublisherIsland Studies Press
Number of pages231
ISBN (Print)9781988692708
Publication statusPublished - 31 Oct 2023


  • islands
  • bridges
  • fixed-links


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