Maps and Politics

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Reaktion Books, 1997 - Boundaries - 188 pages
We all rely on the apparent accuracy and objectivity of maps, but often do not see the very process of mapping as political. Maps and Politics asks whether bias-free cartography is possible and demonstrates that maps are not straightforward texts, but contain political and politicizing subtexts that need to be read with care. Jeremy Black examines various issues, such as ethnicity, the role of socio-economic forces, the influence of mapping on elections, the mapping of frontiers and the place of maps in warfare.

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Contents

Preface
7
Mapping the World and its Peoples
29
SocioEconomic Issues and Cartography
59
Copyright

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