5.2. The Time and Space of the Enlightenment Project, from The Condition of Postmodernity

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

Published Online: 24 APR 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9780470979587.ch51

The Map Reader: Theories of Mapping Practice and Cartographic Representation

The Map Reader: Theories of Mapping Practice and Cartographic Representation

How to Cite

Harvey, D. (2011) The Time and Space of the Enlightenment Project, from The Condition of Postmodernity, 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.ch51

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: 24 APR 2011
  2. Published Print: 15 APR 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470742839

Online ISBN: 9780470979587

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Keywords:

  • time and space of Enlightenment project - from condition of postmodernity;
  • David Harvey, and how global mode of production, capitalism - using spatial differences and inequalities;
  • cartographic knowledge - important commodity in its own right;
  • mediaeval parochialism and superstition - paralleled by an ‘easy and hedonistic psychophysiological’ approach to spatial representation;
  • Renaissance maps, and new qualities of objectivity - practicality and functionality;
  • objectivity in spatial representation - valued attribute, accuracy of navigation;
  • maps, stripped of elements - of fantasy and religious belief;
  • Renaissance revolution, space and time concepts - for Enlightenment project;
  • insight into ‘postmodernist’ criticism of ‘totalising qualities’ - Enlightenment thought and ‘tyranny’ of perspectivism;
  • Renaissance perspectivism, conception of individual - ultimate source of social power

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Editors' overview

  • References

  • Further reading

  • See also