Abysmal: A Critique of Cartographic Reason
People rely on reason to think about and navigate the abstract world of human relations in much the same way they rely on maps to study and traverse the physical world. Starting from that simple observation, renowned geographer Gunnar Olsson offers in Abysmal an astonishingly erudite 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.
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A remarkable book adressing nothing less than what it is to be human and how we try to find our way in a chaotic environment through language and maps. Not always an easy read, but always interesting ... Read full review