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By James R. Akerman

Almost universally, newly self sufficient states search to verify their independence and id through making the construction of latest maps and atlases a best precedence. For previously colonized peoples, even though, this approach neither starts off nor ends with independence, and it truly is hardly ever trouble-free. Mapping their very own land is fraught with a clean set of matters: how to find and administer their territories, improve their nationwide id, determine their function in the neighborhood of countries, and extra. The members to Decolonizing the Map discover this complex dating among mapping and decolonization whereas attractive with fresh theoretical debates in regards to the nature of decolonization itself.


These essays, initially added because the 2010 Kenneth Nebenzahl, Jr., Lectures within the heritage of Cartography on the Newberry Library, surround greater than centuries and 3 continents—Latin the United States, Africa, and Asia. starting from the overdue eighteenth century during the mid-twentieth, individuals learn issues from mapping and nationwide identification in past due colonial Mexico to the long-lasting issues created via the partition of British India and the racialized association of area in apartheid and post-apartheid South Africa. a necessary contribution to experiences of either colonization and cartography, Decolonizing the Map is the 1st booklet to systematically and comprehensively research the engagement of mapping within the long—and in actual fact unfinished—parallel approaches of decolonization and kingdom development within the smooth world.

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