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About the Author

J. B. Harley lectured in historical geography at the Universities of Liverpool and Exeter before moving to the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. His ideas on the meaning of maps have influenced not just geographers and map historians but also students of art history and literature
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Conhecimento Comum

Nome de batismo
Harley, John Brian
Data de nascimento
1932-07-24
Data de falecimento
1991-12-20
Local de enterro
Newton Abbot, Devon, England, UK
Sexo
male
Nacionalidade
UK
Local de nascimento
Ashley, Gloucestershire, UK
Local de falecimento
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
Educação
University of Birmingham (PhD)
University of Oxford (University College)

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epabooks | Oct 27, 2022 |
J. B. Harley is what you could really call a cartographic postmodernist. Like many po-mos, he makes some good points, but then preceeds to beat them to death and ram some Marxism or other unpalatable mush down your damned throat. Are maps just illustrations or are they texts that can be interpreted like any other document in history? Harley makes a great case for the latter, and I agree. Then. We are told to basically infer what we want as good postmodernists or infer via the damned Foucault (may he burn in Hades) and Derrida that we can imbue these map-texts with all sorts of power relationships and such. Thus, for example, a seventeenth-century plan of Paris shows the homes of all the well-to-do but none of the poor peasantry's homes. If I read it as a text, I could say that the poor are unimportant in society - yes this map has become another document in my evidence. But Harley would have us go one step further and say the map is full of power-knowledge and meant as a tool to keep the peasantry down. Crap. A poor person would never read it, can't, how could it keep him down? Still, he does show how to read (or, deconstruct) a map, and it is good. The last chapter, however, is crap. It is basically a "Cartographic Manifesto" metaphorically advocating that "cartographers of the world, unite" and stop helping those in power and being dupes to the Man. Again, crap.… (mais)
½
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tuckerresearch | Feb 10, 2007 |
A collection of Harley's essays showing the range of his writings on maps. He consistently argues that maps convey much more that the geographical representation that meets the eye at first glance. He shows political and cultural subtexts are in all maps.
 
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AlexTheHunn | Nov 22, 2005 |
This is Brian Harley's catalog of a map exhibit. The maps themselves are superb. One sees an array of images over time. Harley's commentary provides his particular insight into the subtext of maps. He contends that all maps are political in some degree.
½
 
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AlexTheHunn | Nov 22, 2005 |

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24
Membros
304
Popularidade
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Avaliação
½ 4.3
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3
ISBNs
20
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