Cartographic Strategies of Postmodernity: The Figure of the by Peta Mitchell

By Peta Mitchell

The final fifty years have witnessed the growing to be pervasiveness of the determine of the map in severe, theoretical, and fictional discourse. References to mapping and cartography are endemic in poststructuralist thought, and, equally, geographically and culturally varied authors of twentieth-century fiction appear fixated upon mapping. whereas the map metaphor has been hired for hundreds of years to spotlight problems with textual illustration and epistemology, the map metaphor itself has passed through a change within the postmodern period. This metamorphosis attracts jointly poststructuralist conceptualizations of epistemology, textuality, cartography, and metaphor, and signs a shift clear of modernist preoccupations with temporality and objectivity to a postmodern pragmatics of spatiality and subjectivity. Cartographic techniques of Postmodernity charts this metamorphosis of cartographic metaphor, and argues that the continuing transforming of the map metaphor renders it a formative and performative metaphor of postmodernity.

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