Cartographically constructing Kurdistan within geopolitical and orientalist discourses

  title={Cartographically constructing Kurdistan within geopolitical and orientalist discourses},
  author={Karen Culcasi},
  journal={Political Geography},
  • Karen Culcasi
  • Published 2006
  • Sociology
  • Political Geography
  • Abstract Maps are powerful geopolitical tools, which are widely used to represent conflicts over territory, boundaries, citizens, and resources. But maps do more than represent. They are also discursive tools, which reflect, express, and help create geographic knowledge, political agendas, and social stereotypes. Through a longitudinal study of American journalistic cartography of Kurdistan – an ambiguously defined region that has often been in the midst of geopolitical conflict – this paper… CONTINUE READING
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