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Decolonizing the Map: Cartography from Colony to Nation

James R. Akerman


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 and seven case studies of mapping and decolonization in Latin America, Africa, and Asia from the late eighteenth century to the beginning of the twenty-first, concern the engagement of mapping in the long and clearly unfinished process of decolonization and the parallel process of nation building from the late eighteenth to the twenty-first centuries. In general, decolonization involves practices by ... More

Keywords: cartography, decolonization, colonies, nation-state, territory, creoles, countermapping, Latin America, Africa, Asia

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780226422787
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: January 2018 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226422817.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

James R. Akerman, editor
Newberry Library