Object-oriented Cartography: Maps As Things

May 20, 2019|
Object-oriented Cartography: Maps As Things by Tania Rossetto
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Object-Oriented Cartographyprovides an innovative perspective on the changing nature of maps and cartographic study. Through a renewed theoretical reading of contemporary cartography, this book acknowledges the shifted interest from cartographic representation to mapping practice and proposes an alternative consideration of the 'thingness' of maps.

Rather than asking how maps map onto reality, it explores the possibilities of a speculative-realist map theory by bringing cartographic objects to the foreground. Through a pragmatic perspective, this book focuses on both digital and nondigital maps and establishes an unprecedented dialogue between the field of map studies and object-oriented ontology. This dialogue is carried out through a series of reflections and case studies involving aesthetics and technology, ethnography and image theory, and narrative and photography.

Proposing methods to further develop this kind of cartographic research, this book will be invaluable reading for researchers and graduate students in the fields of Cartography and Geohumanities.

Tania Rossetto is Assistant Professor of Cultural Geography at the University of Padova (Italy). Her research interests include the relationship between map studies and visual studies, the embodiment of maps, the ethnography of mapping practices, the portrayal of maps, cartography and racial/ethnic otherness, and the use of visual ways...
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Title:Object-oriented Cartography: Maps As ThingsFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:162 pages, 9.21 X 6.14 X 0 inShipping dimensions:162 pages, 9.21 X 6.14 X 0 inPublished:May 20, 2019Publisher:RoutledgeLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1138346152

ISBN - 13:9781138346154

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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