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Maps and politics

Author: Jeremy Black
Publisher: Rathbone Place, London : Reaktion Books, 1997.
Series: Picturing history.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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We all rely on the apparent accuracy and objectivity of maps, but often do not see the very process of mapping as political. Are the power and purpose of maps inherently political? "Maps and Politics" addresses this important question and seeks to emphasize that the apparent objectivity' of the map-making and map-using process cannot be divorced from aspects of the politics of representation. Maps have played, and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Black, Jeremy.
Maps and politics.
London : Reaktion, 2000
(OCoLC)44851270
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jeremy Black
ISBN: 9781861898371 1861898371
OCLC Number: 713616644
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (188 pages) : illustrations, maps (some color).
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Maps and Politics Cover; Imprint page; Contents; Preface; Introduction; 1. Cartography as power --
2. Mapping the World and its peoples --
3. Socio-economic Issues and cartography --
4. The Problems of mapping politics --
5. Frontiers --
6. War as an aspect of political cartography --
7. Conclusion; references; picture acknowledgements; Index.
Series Title: Picturing history.
Responsibility: Jeremy Black.

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