From the Back Cover
The book provides an equal balance of influential articles from the past and current commentaries which highlight their impact and current context. Read in combination the original classic articles and these new reflective essays demonstrate how cartography works as a powerful representational form and explores how various different aspects of mapping practice have been conceptualized by an influential set of academic researchers.
- Collates classic articles from four decades of the journal Cartographica
- Brings key articles up–to–date with contemporary interpretative essays by the leading scholars in mapping research
- Themes covered are the epistemological of mapping practice, the ontological underpinnings of cartographic representation, and the contested societal implications of maps
- Evaluates the progression of the field of cartographic research and demonstrates how new theoretical ideas originate, develop and circulate
- Provides a signpost for students and new researchers on the key articles in cartography to read and reflect upon
About the Author
Jeremy W. Crampton is an assistant professor in the Department of Anthropology and Geography at Georgia State University. He is the author of numerous articles on social and technical aspects of mapping.