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Decolonizing the Map: Cartography from Colony to Nation

James R. Akerman (ed.)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780226422787
eISBN:
9780226422817
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226422817.001.0001
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Cartography

This volume considers consider the roles mapping has played in the passage from colony to nation—or, from dependent to independent state. The eight contributions, including a synoptic first chapter ... More


Signs of the Times: Commercial Road Mapping and National Identity Insouth Africa

Thomas J. Bassett

in Decolonizing the Map: Cartography from Colony to Nation

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780226422787
eISBN:
9780226422817
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226422817.003.0009
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Cartography

This paper argues that commercial road maps of South Africa do more than assist the traveler to get from one town or neighborhood to the next. They work, through their discourse function and sign ... More


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