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Author Dando, Christina E., author

Title Women and cartography in the progressive era / Christina E. Dando
Published London : Taylor and Francis, 2018
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Description 1 online resource : text file, PDF
Series Studies in historical geography
Studies in historical geography (Routledge (Firm))
Contents Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; Contents; List of figures; List of tables; Acknowledgements; 1 The power and the pleasure; 2 Women, geographic knowledge, and mobility; 3 "Woman's work" Part I -- American women missionary geographies; 4 "Woman's work" Part II -- Hull-House and social settlement work; 5 Changing the map -- political activism, geography, and cartography; 6 Maps in motion, women in motion; Index
Summary "In the twenty-first century we speak of a geospatial revolution, but over one hundred years ago another mapping revolution was in motion. Women's lives were in motion: they were playing a greater role in public on a variety of fronts. As women became more mobile (physically, socially, politically), they used and created geographic knowledge and maps. The maps created by American women were in motion too: created, shared, distributed as they worked to transform their landscapes. Long overlooked, this women's work represents maps and mapping that today we would term community or participatory mapping, critical cartography and public geography. These historic examples of women-generated mapping represent the adoption of cartography and geography as part of women's work. While cartography and map use are not new, the adoption and application of this technology and form of communication in women's work and in multiple examples in the context of their social work, is unprecedented. This study explores the implications of women's use of this technology in creating and presenting information and knowledge and wielding it to their own ends. This pioneering and original book will be essential reading for those working in Geography, Gender Studies, Women's Studies, Politics and History."--Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed August 24, 2017)
Subject Cartography -- History -- 19th century.
Cartography -- History -- 20th century.
Occupational mobility -- United States.
Social mobility -- United States.
Women cartographers -- United States -- History.
Women -- United States -- Social conditions -- 19th century.
Women -- United States -- Social conditions -- 20th century.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 113477107X (electronic bk.)
1315546957 (electronic bk.)
9781134771073 (electronic bk.)
9781315546957 (electronic bk.)