Chapter 2. What Is Critique?

  1. Jeremy W. Crampton

Published Online: 22 JAN 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444317411.ch2

Mapping: A Critical Introduction to Cartography and GIS

Mapping: A Critical Introduction to Cartography and GIS

How to Cite

Crampton, J. W. (2009) What Is Critique?, in Mapping: A Critical Introduction to Cartography and GIS, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444317411.ch2

Author Information

  1. Atlanta, Georgia

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 22 JAN 2010
  2. Published Print: 22 JAN 2009

Book Series:

  1. Critical Introductions to Geography

Book Series Editors:

  1. John Paul Jones III

Series Editor Information

  1. Department of Geography and Regional Development, University of Arizona, USA

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405121729

Online ISBN: 9781444317411

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Keywords:

  • critical introduction to mapping and GIS;
  • critique, examination of assumptions of field of knowledge;
  • “unexamined ways of thinking” - shaping our knowledge;
  • good map design - achieving “figure-ground” separation;
  • critique, how they came to be and what possibilities exist;
  • questioning attitude - not unrelated to question of power;
  • critical cartography and GIS - basic principles;
  • distilling four principles or strands of critical thought in cartography and GIS;
  • GIS, taken outside academy - for community participation;
  • critical mapping practices

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Critical Cartography and GIS: Some Basic Principles and Examples