Mapping and Politics in the Digital Age

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9780815357421
Nombre del producto:
Mapping and Politics in the Digital Age
Fecha de edición:
9 nov. 2018
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Autor:
Bargués-Pedreny, Pol / Chandler, David / Simon, Elena
Idioma:
Inglés
Formato:
Libro
Páginas:
230
Lugar de edición:
N/D
Colección:
ROUTLEDGE GLOBAL COOPERLATION SERIES
Encuadernación:
Rústica

Throughout history, maps have been a powerful tool in the constitutive imaginary of governments seeking to define or contest the limits of their political reach. Today, new digital technologies have become central to mapping as a way of formulating alternative political visions. Mapping can also help marginalised communities to construct speculative designs using participatory practices. Mapping and Politics in the Digital Age explores how the development of new digital technologies and mapping practices are transforming global politics, power, and cooperation.

The book brings together authors from across political and social theory, geography, media studies and anthropology to explore mapping and politics across three sections. Contestations introduces the reader to contemporary developments within mapping and explores the politics of mapping as a form of knowledge and contestation. Governance analyses mapping as a set of institutional practices, providing key methodological frames for understanding global governance in the realms of urban politics, refugee control, health crises and humanitarian interventions and new techniques of biometric regulation and autonomic computation. Imaginaries provides examples of future-oriented analytical frameworks, highlighting the transformation of mapping in an age of digital technologies of control and regulation. In a world conceived as without borders and fixed relations, new forms of mapping stress the need to rethink assumptions of power and knowledge.

This book provides a sophisticated and nuanced analysis of the role ofmapping in contemporary global governance, and will be of interest to students and researchers working within politics, geography, sociology, media, and digital culture and technology.

List of Figures

List of Contributors

Acknowledgments

MAPPING AND POLITICS IN THE DIGITAL AGE: AN INTRODUCTION

Pol Bargués-Pedreny, David Chandler and Elena Simon

I. CONTESTATIONS

1. On the epistemology of maps and mapping: De la Cosa, Mercator and the making of spatial imaginaries

Luis Lobo-Guerrero

2. From Cartographic Gaze to contestatory cartographies

Doug Specht and Anna Feigenbaum

3. Horizontalism is a map

Nicholas Michelsen

4. (Analog) mapping the knowable and ways of knowing: Relational ontologies of chickens and ancestors in rural Sierra Leone

Caitlin Ryan

II. GOVERNANCE

5. Mapping epidemics: securitisation, risk and geopolitics

Adam Ferhani and Gregory Stiles

6. About ‘terms and conditions’: The Aadhar biometric identification programme as a mapping analytic

Harshavardhan Bhat

7. Mapping as governance in an age of autonomic computing: technology, virtuality and utopia

Antoinette Rouvroy

8. Mapping without the world and the poverty of digital humanitarians

Pol Bargués-Pedreny

III. IMAGINARIES

9. Post(mortem) cartographies: Reframing the cartographic exhaustion in the age of mapping’s excess

Laura Lo Presti

10. Mapping beyond the human: correlation and the governance of effects

David Chandler

11. Map-i: Mercator revisited: from mapping modernity to postmodern creative cartographies

Inge Panneels

12. Mapping’s intelligent agents

Shannon Mattern

Index

Pol Bargués-Pedreny is Research Fellow at the Barcelona Centre for International Affairs, Spain

David Chandler is Professor of International Relations at the Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Westminster, UK

Elena Simon is PhD candidate at the University of Sheffield, UK, and research assistant at the Centre for Global Cooperation Research in Duisburg, Germany

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