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Mapping and Politics in the Digital Age

Table Of Contents
Cover -- Half Title -- Series Page -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Table of Contents -- List of figures -- List of contributors -- Acknowledgments -- Mapping and politics in the digital age: An introduction -- Introduction -- Contestations -- Governance -- Imaginaries -- Structure of the book -- References -- PART I: Contestations -- 1. On the epistemology of maps and mapping: De la Cosa, Mercator and the making of spatial imaginaries -- De la Cosa's mappa mundi -- Mercator's world map -- The role of maps in coding, decoding and recoding of planetary spaces -- Maps and the simulacrum of order, power and governance -- References -- 2. From the cartographic gaze to contestatory cartographies -- Cartographic gaze -- Contestatory cartography -- Participatory mapping -- Limitations of contestatory cartography -- Conclusion -- References -- 3. Horizontalism is a map -- Introduction -- Horizontal maps and digital rebellion -- Political ambiguities of horizontalism -- Unmapping horizontalism? -- Conclusion -- References -- 4. (Analog) mapping the knowable and ways of knowing: Relational ontologies of chickens and ancestors in rural Sierra Leone -- Introduction: 'Not a real ceremony' -- Method -- The maps -- 'Epistemic disobedience' and (analog) mapping the knowable and how it is known -- A plea for chickens as maps in a digital age -- References -- PART II: Governance -- 5. Mapping epidemics: Securitisation, risk and geopolitics -- Introduction -- Maps and the securitisation of health -- Health 'risk'? -- Mapping Ebola and the (re)production of risk -- Conclusion -- References -- 6. About 'terms and conditions': The Aadhar biometric identification programme as a mapping analytic -- Introduction -- Triage: the act of sorting -- Glitches in the mapping regime -- Constructing the platform -- Subtraction -- Conclusion -- References
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non fiction
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1 online resource (247 pages)
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