1.14. Rethinking Maps

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

Published Online: 21 APR 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9780470979587.ch14

The Map Reader: Theories of Mapping Practice and Cartographic Representation

The Map Reader: Theories of Mapping Practice and Cartographic Representation

How to Cite

Kitchin, R. and Dodge, M. (2011) Rethinking Maps, 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.ch14

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

Author 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:

  • rethinking maps - new ways of thinking about mapping;
  • Mackenzie's ideas of ‘transduction’ and technicity of mapping;
  • cartography's ontological crisis;
  • cartography, technical - asking self-referential, methodological questions;
  • Harley's strategy, identifying politics of representation;
  • ontological security, maintained - knowledge underpinning cartography and map use, being learned and reaffirmed;
  • maps as practice - conceptualizing mapping as a set of practices;
  • transduction, sets of relational problems;
  • ontogenetic understanding of maps;
  • mapping works and set of practices

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Editors' overview

  • Cartography's ontological crisis

  • Maps as practice – always mapping

  • An ontogenetic understanding of maps

  • References

  • Further reading

  • See also