Maps and Politics

  title={Maps and Politics},
  author={Jeremy Black},
The question of whether the power and purpose of maps are inherently political is addressed by this book, which seeks to emphasize that the apparent "objectivity" of the map-making and map-using process cannot be divorced from aspects of the politics of representation. Maps have played, and continue to play, a major role in both international and domestic politics; they show how visual geographical representations can be made to reflect and progress political agendas in powerful ways. The major… Expand
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