5.5. First Principles of a Literary Cartography, from Territorial Disputes: Maps and Mapping Strategies in Contemporary Canadian and Australian Fiction

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

Published Online: 24 APR 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9780470979587.ch54

The Map Reader: Theories of Mapping Practice and Cartographic Representation

The Map Reader: Theories of Mapping Practice and Cartographic Representation

How to Cite

Huggan, G. (2011) First Principles of a Literary Cartography, from Territorial Disputes: Maps and Mapping Strategies in Contemporary Canadian and Australian Fiction, 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.ch54

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:

  • principles of a literary cartography - mapping strategies, contemporary Canadian and Australian fiction;
  • Huggan, and conceptualisation of maps - critiquing, drawing from social theory;
  • maps, facilitating pursuit of profit - and struggle for territory;
  • map, product and process - encoded document of specific environment;
  • maps, possessing textual properties - becoming textual events;
  • maps, as document - mythmaking potential of maps;
  • map's considerable authority - as a geopolitical claim;
  • maps, as symbol of centralized political authority - dominant cultural imperative;
  • principles of literary cartography - like those of landscape theory;
  • literary cartography - function of maps, operations of territorial strategies

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Editors' overview

  • Defining the map

  • Challenging the map

  • Fictionalizing the map

  • References

  • Further reading

  • See also