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Maps and Politics

Do maps accurately and objectively present the information we expect them to portray, or are they instead colored by the political purposes of their makers? In this lively and well-illustrated book, Jeremy Black investigates this dangerous territory, arguing persuasively that the supposed "objectivity" of the map-making and map-using process cannot be divorced from aspects of the politics of representation.

188 pages | 10 color plates, 50 halftones | 6-1/4 x 9-1/4 | © 1998, 2003

Geography: Cartography

Table of Contents

1: Cartography as Power
2: Mapping the World and its Peoples
3: Socio-Economic Issues and Cartography
4: The Problems of Mapping Politics
5: Frontiers
6: War as an Aspect of Political Cartography
7: Conclusion
Picture Acknowledgements

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