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Author King, Geoff, 1960-

Title Mapping reality : an exploration of cultural cartographies / Geoff King
Published New York : St. Martin's Press, 1996


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 W'PONDS  912 Kin/Mra 1996  AVAILABLE
Description vii, 216 pages ; 23 cm
Contents 1. The Map that Precedes the Territory -- 2. World Views -- 3. Maps of Meaning -- 4. Mapping the Void -- 5. The Thicket of Unreality -- 6. Mapping the Frontier -- 7. The Imperialist Map: Beyond Materialism and Idealism -- 8. Deconstructing the Map
Summary "An original and wide-ranging study of the mappings used to impose meaning on the world, Mapping Reality argues that maps create rather than merely represent the ground on which they rest."--BOOK JACKET. "From the history of cartography to mappings of culture, sexuality and nation, Geoff King draws on an extensive range of materials including mapping imposed in the colonial settlement of America, the Cold War, Vietnam and the events since the collapse of the Soviet bloc. He argues for a deconstruction of the opposition between map and territory to allow dominant mappings to be challenged, their contours redrawn and new grids imposed."--BOOK JACKET
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 198-209) and index
Subject Cartography -- Cross-cultural studies.
Geographical perception -- Cross-cultural studies.
LC no. 96140400
ISBN 0312127049
0312127065 (paperback)