Mapping Society: The Spatial Dimensions of Social Cartography (eBook, 2019) [WorldCat.org]
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Mapping Society: The Spatial Dimensions of Social Cartography

Author: Professor of Urban Form and Society and the Director of the Spac Professor Laura Vaughan BA MSc PhD
Publisher: UCL Press 2019.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
Publication:Books at JSTOR: Open Access OAPEN (Open Access Publishing in European Networks)
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From a rare map of yellow fever in eighteenth-century New York, to Charles Booth's famous maps of poverty in nineteenth-century London, an Italian racial zoning map of early twentieth-century Asmara, to a map of wealth disparities in the banlieues of twenty-first-century Paris, Mapping Society traces the evolution of social cartography over the past two centuries. In this richly illustrated book, Laura Vaughan  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Professor of Urban Form and Society and the Director of the Spac Professor Laura Vaughan BA MSc PhD
ISBN: 9781787353060 1787353060 9781787353077 1787353079 9781787353053 1787353052 9781787353084 1787353087
OCLC Number: 1229584258
Description: 1 online resource

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From a rare map of yellow fever in eighteenth-century New York, to Charles Booth's famous maps of poverty in nineteenth-century London, an Italian racial zoning map of early twentieth-century Asmara, to a map of wealth disparities in the banlieues of twenty-first-century Paris, Mapping Society traces the evolution of social cartography over the past two centuries. In this richly illustrated book, Laura Vaughan examines maps of ethnic or religious difference, poverty, and health inequalities, demonstrating how they not only serve as historical records of social enquiry, but also constitute inscriptions of social patterns that have been etched deeply on the surface of cities. The book covers themes such as the use of visual rhetoric to change public opinion, the evolution of sociology as an academic practice, changing attitudes to physical disorder, and the complexity of segregation as an urban phenomenon. While the focus is on historical maps, the narrative carries the discussion of the spatial dimensions of social cartography forward to the present day, showing how disciplines such as public health, crime science, and urban planning, chart spatial data in their current practice. Containing examples of space syntax analysis alongside full colour maps and photographs, this volume will appeal to all those interested in the long-term forces that shape how people live in cities.

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