5.4. Mapping: A New Technology of Space; Geo-Body, from Siam Mapped: A History of the Geo-Body of a Nation

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

Published Online: 24 APR 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9780470979587.ch53

The Map Reader: Theories of Mapping Practice and Cartographic Representation

The Map Reader: Theories of Mapping Practice and Cartographic Representation

How to Cite

Winichakul, T. (2011) Mapping: A New Technology of Space; Geo-Body, from Siam Mapped: A History of the Geo-Body of a Nation, 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.ch53

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:

  • mapping, new technology of space - geo-body, from Siam mapped;
  • maps, an important technology - of nationhood, colonialism and trade;
  • Siam in Western maps - advance of geographical knowledge and mapping of Siam;
  • Western mapping in Siam - globes and maps, the instruments enjoyed;
  • Siam and mapping, meaning - determining once and for all boundary of realm;
  • mapping cross fire, lethal weapon unleashed - relation between map and military force;
  • emergence of geo-body - a victory of mapping;
  • other side of emergence of Siam's geo-body - making of the Others' space by imperialists;
  • Siam, effect of hegemony - of modern geography and mapping;
  • geo-body, actively taking part in generating new ideas - new culture, beyond spatial definition

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Editors' overview

  • Siam in Western maps

  • Western mapping in siam

  • Mapping cross fire: a lethal weapon unleashed

  • Geo-body

  • Emergence of the geo-body: a victory of mapping

  • Beyond territory and geography

  • Further reading

  • See also