Pickles, John. A History of Spaces: Cartographic Reason, Mapping and the Geo-Coded World. New York: Routledge, 2004.
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Table of Contents
List of Illustrations
Preface and Acknowledgements
Part I: Introduction
1. Maps and Worlds
Part II: Deconstructing the Map
2. What Do Maps Represent? The Crisis of Representation and the Critique of Cartographic Reason
3. Situated Pragmatics: Maps and Mapping as Social Practice
Part III: The Over-Coded World: A Genealogy of Modern Mapping
4. The Cartographic Gaze, Global Visions and Modalities of Visual Culture
5. Cadastres and Capitalisms: The Emergence of a New Map Consciousness
6. Mapping the Geo-body: State, Territory and Nation
7. Commodity and Control: Technologies of the Social Body
Part IV: Investing Bodies In Depth
8. Cyber-Empires and the New Cultural Politics of Digital Spaces
Part V: Conclusion
9. Counter-mappings: Cartographic Reason in the Age of Intelligent Machines and Smart Bombs