Deconstructing the Map

@article{Harley1989DeconstructingTM,
  title={Deconstructing the Map},
  author={John B. Harley},
  journal={Cartographica: The International Journal for Geographic Information and Geovisualization},
  year={1989},
  volume={26},
  pages={1-20}
}
  • John B. Harley
  • Published 1989
  • Sociology
  • Cartographica: The International Journal for Geographic Information and Geovisualization
  • The paper draws on ideas in postmodern thinking to redefine the nature of maps as representations of power. The traditional rules of cartography – long rooted in a scientific epistemology of the map as an objective form of knowledge – will first be reviewed as an object of deconstruction. Second, a deconstructionist argument will explore the textuality of maps, including their metaphorical and rhetorical nature. Third, the paper will examine the dimensions both of external power and of the… CONTINUE READING

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