5.8. Cartographic Rationality and the Politics of Geosurveillance and Security

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

Published Online: 24 APR 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9780470979587.ch57

The Map Reader: Theories of Mapping Practice and Cartographic Representation

The Map Reader: Theories of Mapping Practice and Cartographic Representation

How to Cite

Crampton, J. W. (2011) Cartographic Rationality and the Politics of Geosurveillance and Security, 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.ch57

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:

  • cartographic rationality and politics of geosurveillance and security;
  • cartography, role as a device - in managing populations;
  • maps, critical technology in nexus - between government, knowledge and power;
  • ‘right disposition’ of resources - and people over the territory;
  • emergence of thematic mapping in early nineteenth century - similar preventative measures;
  • crime mapping - role, ability to perform ‘geoprofiling’;
  • Foucault, emphasising discipline - and governmental management of a problem;
  • geosurveillance expertise and techniques - in contemporary crime mapping;
  • mapping and GIS, offering critical assistance - immediate aftermath of attacks

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Editors' overview

  • Introduction

  • Approach

  • Maps as government: moral statistics in early nineteenth century Europe

  • Security: discipline and biopower

  • Geosurveillance expertise and techniques in contemporary crime mapping

  • Conclusion: the risks of security

  • References

  • Further reading

  • See also