Maps as representations and sites of power-knowledge

Maps as political

“The mental map of the world though the eyes of Guardian Online readers in recent years may look a little bit like the above cartogram adding up the distribution of all online news items in the period of 2010 to 2012 (excluding the coverage of domestic British news)”

The point would seem to be that once mapped in this way the world is not recognisable. Maps rather than a technical presentation of stable, known information, they become exploratory mapping environments in which knowledge is constructed: a mapping rather than a map.


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