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Cartographic fictions : maps, race, and identity

Author: Karen Lynnea Piper
Publisher: New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Maps say as much about us as about the landscape. This text looks at maps in relation to journals, correspondence, advertisements and novels by authors such as Joseph Conrad and Michael Ondaatje. It  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Geographic information systems
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Karen Lynnea Piper
ISBN: 0813530725 9780813530727 0813530733 9780813530734
OCLC Number: 48176781
Description: xiv, 220 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: Cartographic Cyborgs --
The Prime Meridian --
The Suffragette Disturbances and the Bombing of Greenwich --
Pundit A and the Trans-Himalayan Surveys --
Aerial Photography --
The Gendered Aerial Perspective --
Air Control, Zerzura, and the Mapping of the Libyan Desert --
Geographic Information Systems --
Canadian Cartography, Postnationalism, and the Grey Owl Syndrome --
Postcolonial Occupations of Cyberspace --
Conclusion: Postmodern Primitivism.
Responsibility: Karen Piper.

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