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Abysmal : a critique of cartographic reason

Author: Gunnar Olsson
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2007.
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"Geographer Gunnar Olsson offers in Abysmal a critique of the way human thought and action have become deeply immersed in the rhetoric of cartography and how this cartographic reasoning allows the powerful to map out other people's lives. Abysmal will appeal to an eclectic audience - to geographers and cartographers, but also to anyone interested in the history of ideas, culture, and art."--Jacket.

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Olsson, Gunnar, 1935-
Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2007
(DLC) 2006016776
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Gunnar Olsson
ISBN: 9780226629322 0226629325
OCLC Number: 615600382
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 553 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents: Confession --
Prelude --
Mappings --
Instruments --
Imaginations --
Collation --
Atlas --
Requiem --
Responsibility: Gunnar Olsson.


People rely on reason to navigate the abstract world of human relations in the same way they rely on maps to traverse the physical world. This work offers a critique of the way human thought and  Read more...


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