Mapping narratives: the 1992 Los Angeles riots as a case study for narrative-based geovisualization

  title={Mapping narratives: the 1992 Los Angeles riots as a case study for narrative-based geovisualization},
  author={Paul R. Watts},
  journal={Journal of Cultural Geography},
  pages={203 - 227}
  • Paul R. Watts
  • Published 2010
  • Sociology
  • Journal of Cultural Geography
In this paper, I demonstrate that narrative-based geovisualization contributes to a broader understanding of complex social and inherently spatial phenomena, such as riots, when combined with other data. Past spatial scholarship on riots has analyzed point-distribution data representing damaged structures caused by fires and vandalism. Although this approach is insightful, the analysis of damaged structures engages with just one type of many other significant occurrences during a riot. Since… Expand
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