This book provides an essential insight into the practices and ideas of maps and map-making. It draws on a wide range of social theorists, and theorists of maps and cartography, to show how maps and map-making have shaped the spaces in which we live.Going beyond the focus of traditional cartography, the book draws on examples of the use of maps from the sixteenth century to the present, including their role in projects of the national and colonial state, emergent capitalism and the planetary consciousness of the natural sciences. It also considers the use of maps for military purposes, ma
Cover; Title; Copyright Page; Contents; List of illustrations; Preface and acknowledgements; PART I: Introduction; 1 Maps and worlds; PART II: Deconstructing the map; 2 What do maps represent? The crisis of representation and the critique of cartographic reason; 3 Situated pragmatics: maps and mapping as social practice; PART III: The over-coded world: a genealogy of modern mapping; 4 The cartographic gaze, global visions and modalities of visual culture; 5 Cadastres and capitalisms: the emergence of a new map consciousness; 6 Mapping the geo-body: state, territory and nation 7 Commodity and control: technologies of the social bodyPART IV: Investing bodies in depth; 8 Cyber-empires and the new cultural politics of digital spaces; PART V: Conclusion; 9 Counter-mappings: cartographic reason in the age of intelligent machines and smart bombs; Notes; References; Index
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