Deep Mapping by Les RobertsDeep Mapping by Les Roberts

Deep Mapping

Guest editorLes Roberts

Hardcover | May 23, 2016

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In recent years there has been much discussion of the impacts of a “spatial turn” in arts and humanities disciplines. The more far-reaching these impacts have become, the broader the scope of what a more “spatially inflected” humanities might, and indeed does, look like. Yet, while the breadth of scholarship to which we can attach the provisional label “spatial humanities” has, not surprisingly, foregrounded issues of space and place, questions of time and temporality equally underpin theoretical and practical interventions that are advancing research in this area. The idea of “deep mapping”, which, as a term, has its origins in the writings of William Least Heat-Moon (but as an idea, “deep mapping” has a much broader --and deeper --provenance), is one that finds resonance across spatial humanities research more generally. While not necessarily couched in such terms, deep mapping speaks to a rich profusion of perspectives that are, in some shape or form, engaged with the mapping or tapping of a layered and multifaceted sense of place, narrative, history, and memory. From qualitative GIS, to developments in literary or cinematic geography, site-specific and performance art practices, or work on cultural memory and the characterization of place, to approaches that fall under a more generic form of “psychogeography”, deep mapping encompasses a loose set of orientations and practices that give fuller expression to what we have come to understand as “spatial humanities”.

Title:Deep MappingFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:250 pages, 9.61 × 6.69 × 0.81 inShipping dimensions:9.61 × 6.69 × 0.81 inPublished:May 23, 2016Publisher:MDPI AGLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3038421650

ISBN - 13:9783038421658


Table of Contents

Preface: Deep Mapping and Spatial AnthropologyGoing Deeper or Flatter: Connecting Deep Mapping, Flat Ontologies and the Democratizing of KnowledgeMapping DeeplyGlas Journal: Deep Mappings of a Harbour or the Charting of Fragments, Traces and PossibilitiesThe Deep Mapping of Pennine Street: A Cartographic FictionAnticipating Deep Mapping: Tracing the Spatial Practice of Tim RobinsonA Strange Cartography: Leylines, Landscape and "Deep Mapping" in the Works of Alfred WatkinsMapping out Patience: Cartography, Cinema and W.G. SebaldDeep Mapping and Screen Tourism: The Oxford of Harry Potter and Inspector MorseRegular Routes: Deep Mapping a Performative Counterpractice for the Daily CommuteThe Rhythm of Non-Places: Marooning the Embodied Self in Depthless SpaceArchaeological Excavation and Deep Mapping in Historic Rural CommunitiesLong Street: A Map of Post-Apartheid Cape Town