5.7. A Map that Roared and an Original Atlas: Canada, Cartography, and the Narration of Nation

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

Published Online: 24 APR 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9780470979587.ch56

The Map Reader: Theories of Mapping Practice and Cartographic Representation

The Map Reader: Theories of Mapping Practice and Cartographic Representation

How to Cite

Sparke, M. (2011) A Map that Roared and an Original Atlas: Canada, Cartography, and the Narration of 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.ch56

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:

  • a map that roared and an original atlas - Canada, Cartography and narration of nation;
  • hegemonic effect of national mapping;
  • Helgerson (1992), emergence of state cartography - in Elizabethan England;
  • cartography, operating both for and against colonialism;
  • notion of a contrapuntal reading of cartography - drawn from Edward Said (1993);
  • contrapuntal cartographies;
  • trial, pedagogy performing policing of performance;
  • negotiating with maps;
  • atlas's pedagogic status, way planned - packaged and disseminated, as a teaching and research tool;
  • national pedagogy - always linked with timing of historicism

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Editors' overview

  • Geo-graphic supplements

  • Contrapuntal cartographies

  • The trial: pedagogy performing the policing of performance

  • Negotiating with maps

  • The Atlas: from the pedagogic root to performative routes

  • Teaching and reading

  • Chronology and cartography

  • Territory and traditions

  • Disseminating conclusions

  • References

  • Further reading

  • See also