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By James R. Akerman

ISBN-10: 022642278X

ISBN-13: 9780226422787

Almost universally, newly self reliant states search to confirm their independence and identification by means of making the construction of recent maps and atlases a most sensible precedence. For previously colonized peoples, even though, this method neither starts off nor ends with independence, and it's hardly trouble-free. Mapping their very own land is fraught with a clean set of concerns: how to find and administer their territories, boost their nationwide identification, determine their function in the neighborhood of countries, and extra. The individuals to Decolonizing the Map discover this complex dating among mapping and decolonization whereas attractive with contemporary theoretical debates in regards to the nature of decolonization itself.


These essays, initially introduced because the 2010 Kenneth Nebenzahl, Jr., Lectures within the heritage of Cartography on the Newberry Library, surround greater than centuries and 3 continents—Latin the US, Africa, and Asia. starting from the past due eighteenth century throughout the mid-twentieth, participants examine issues from mapping and nationwide id in overdue colonial Mexico to the long-lasting issues created via the partition of British India and the racialized association of house in apartheid and post-apartheid South Africa. an important contribution to reports of either colonization and cartography, Decolonizing the Map is the 1st booklet to systematically and comprehensively learn the engagement of mapping within the long—and sincerely unfinished—parallel procedures of decolonization and country development within the smooth world.

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