A Map that Roared and an Original Atlas: Canada, Cartography, and the Narration of Nation

@article{Sparke1998AMT,
  title={A Map that Roared and an Original Atlas: Canada, Cartography, and the Narration of Nation},
  author={M. Sparke},
  journal={Annals of The Association of American Geographers},
  year={1998},
  volume={88},
  pages={463-495}
}
  • M. Sparke
  • Published 1998
  • Sociology
  • Annals of The Association of American Geographers
This paper contributes to recent debates about the geography of power,the nation-state, cartographic history, and postcolonial theory. It does so by connecting the themes of these literatures and exploring empirically the claims about the narration of natio made by the postcolonial theorist Homi Bhabha. The two empirical case studies come from contemporary Canada, and concern, in part, the mapping of the nation-state. The first case is a British Columbia trial in which two First Nations, the… Expand
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