1.12. The Agency of Mapping: Speculation, Critique and Invention

  1. Martin Dodge1,
  2. Rob Kitchin2 and
  3. Chris Perkins1
  1. James Corner

Published Online: 21 APR 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9780470979587.ch12

The Map Reader: Theories of Mapping Practice and Cartographic Representation

The Map Reader: Theories of Mapping Practice and Cartographic Representation

How to Cite

Corner, J. (2011) The Agency of Mapping: Speculation, Critique and Invention, in The Map Reader: Theories of Mapping Practice and Cartographic Representation (eds M. Dodge, R. Kitchin and C. Perkins), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470979587.ch12

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Department of Geography, School of Environment and Development, University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9PL, UK

  2. 2

    National Institute for Regional and Spatial Analysis and Department of Geography, National University of Ireland, Maynooth, Co. Kildare, Ireland

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 21 APR 2011
  2. Published Print: 15 APR 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470742839

Online ISBN: 9780470979587

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Keywords:

  • agency of mapping - speculation, critique and invention;
  • Corner's writing - evoking emancipatory potential of mapping;
  • mapping, fantastic cultural project - creating and building the world;
  • unfolding agency of mapping;
  • agency of mapping - and double-sided characteristic of all maps;
  • analogous-abstract character of map surface - doubly projective;
  • mapping as active agent of cultural intervention;
  • Mercator's projection of earth's surface - and Buckminster Fuller's Dymaxion projection;
  • community life structures - shifting from spatial stability towards shifting;
  • mapping operations - of ‘fields’, ‘extracts’ and ‘plottings’

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Editors' overview

  • Introduction

  • The agency of mapping

  • The efficacy of technique

  • Maps and reality

  • Space and time today

  • Mapping

  • Mapping operations

  • Conclusion

  • References

  • Further reading

  • See also