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articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. A
sociotope is a defined space that is uniform in its use values and
social meanings (compare with biotope). It can be described as the
collective life world of a place (Greek: topos, 'place' from t pos
koin s, common place; pl. topoi), its use and meaning, in a
specific culture or group of people (Latin: socio).The sociotope
can be defined in the real world (geography) or in virtual reality
(cyberspace). It is shaped by a multiplicity of lifesyles connected
to a specific place and it can be categorized as more or less local
(or global). Sociotope is related to urban sociologist Manuel
Castells concept "space of place" and how it connects to "the space
of flows." Example: Times Square in New York is a global sociotope
which is used for social interaction, traffic and shopping. Tegn
rlunden (small park) in Stockholm, Sweden is a local sociotope
which is used for recreation, social interaction and children's
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