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Maps are Territories: Science is an Atlas

Out of Print

By: D Turnbull and H Watson

66 pages, 4 colour plates, 80 b/w illus

University of Chicago Press

Paperback | Dec 1994 | #35738 | ISBN: 0226817059
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About this book

The metaphor of the map is a powerful one, but what maps are and how they relate to the territory and structure of our thinking are complex issues. This book explores Australian Aboriginal, Inuit, American Indian, Micronesian and early Western maps in order to throw light on the relationship between maps, knowledge and power. Reprint edition.


Contents

Maps and Theories The Conventional Nature of Maps Maps and Pictures Bringing the World Back Home Aboriginal-Australian Maps The Story So Far The Function of Maps Maps - A Way of Ordering Knowledge Maps - A Way of Ordering Our Environment Maps and Power Maps and Theories Concluded Further Reading Acknowledgments

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