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    Mapping tropical waters

    Martins, Luciana (1999) Mapping tropical waters. In: Cosgrove, D. (ed.) Mappings. London, UK: Reaktion Books, pp. 148-168. ISBN 9781861890214.

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    Abstract

    Book synopsis: Mappings explores what mapping has meant in the past and how its meanings have altered. How have maps and mapping served to order and represent physical, social and imaginative worlds? How has the practice of mapping shaped modern seeing and knowing? In what ways do contemporary changes in our experience of the world alter the meanings and practice of mapping, and vice versa? In their diverse expressions, maps and the representational processes of mapping have constructed the spaces of modernity since the early Renaissance. The map’s spatial fixity, its capacity to frame, control and communicate knowledge through combining image and text, and cartography’s increasing claims to scientific authority, make mapping at once an instrument and a metaphor for rational understanding of the world. Among the topics the authors investigate are projective and imaginative mappings; mappings of terraqueous spaces; mapping and localism at the ‘chorographic’ scale; and mapping as personal exploration.

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    Item Type: Book Section
    School: School of Arts > Cultures and Languages
    Depositing User: Sarah Hall
    Date Deposited: 30 Apr 2018 14:55
    Last Modified: 28 Jul 2020 09:45
    URI: https://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/22290

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