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Shivdeep Grewal

cartographies of disenchantment’, vying accounts of the causes, consequences and agents of rationalisation. Habermas’s Frankfurt School predecessor Leo Lowenthal engaged in a comparable exercise, though with an orientation to social, rather than cultural, modernity. Löwenthal’s studies of drama and fiction in the nineteenth century served to show in detail that the constraints of the economic system – concentrated in status hierarchies, occupational roles, and gender stereotypes – penetrated into the innermost

in Habermas and European integration
Douglas Fordham

between a satire’s immediate geopolitical claims (protecting and extending Britain’s territorial holdings) and visual metaphors that work against those claims constitute a puzzling phenomenon that I will term the cartographic unconscious. Many of the prints examined here exhibit a complete disregard for the location, strategic value or anything else that the public might know about distant territories

in Exhibiting the empire
Shivdeep Grewal

7 Cartographies of disenchantment I do not believe there is a single Nietzscheanism. Plainly, our makeup is not only linear, but also cyclical. —Foucault, 19821 —Jünger, 19832 Nietzsche’s influence is especially discernable along continua i and ii of figure 7.1. In comparison with the neoconservatives of the previous chapter, the ‘neo-Nietzscheans’ of the pages that follow are tendentious and varied, often disavowing liberal democracy in favour of esoteric or populist causes. Table 7.1 (overleaf) brings a selection of neo-Nietzscheans together with the

in Habermas and European Integration (second edition)
Mapping Dutch Identity in the First Dutch Envoy to Ceylon
Danielle Gravon

This article examines the various layered concepts of foreignness constructed by ‘t Historiael Journael, a travel account of the first Dutch envoy to Ceylon from 1602 to 1604. It focuses on a map of Ceylon included in the account and positions it in relation to other cartographic projects commissioned by leaders of the early Dutch Republic. It is argued that the Dutch conceived of religious and cartographic images as opposing types of representation and used the stylistic conventions and ideological concepts underpinning these different modes of picturing to construct divergent religious and political identities. It is also suggested that Johann Theodor De Bry’s popular India Orientalis, in which an abridged version of the travel account appears, smooths out the complex layers of political, religious and geographic difference constructed in the original text.

Bulletin of the John Rylands Library
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The Tyranny of the Cityscape in James Baldwin’s Intimate Cartographies
Emma Cleary

The skyline of New York projects a dominant presence in the works of James Baldwin—even those set elsewhere. This essay analyzes the socio-spatial relationships and cognitive maps delineated in Baldwin’s writing, and suggests that some of the most compelling and intense portrayals of New York’s psychogeographic landscape vibrate Baldwin’s text. In The Price of the Ticket (1985), Baldwin’s highly personalized accounts of growing up in Harlem and living in New York map the socio-spatial relationships at play in domestic, street, and blended urban spaces, particularly in the title essay, “Dark Days,” and “Here Be Dragons.” Baldwin’s third novel, Another Country (1962), outlines a multistriated vision of New York City; its occupants traverse the cold urban territory and struggle beneath the jagged silhouette of skyscrapers. This essay examines the ways in which Baldwin composes the urban scene in these works through complex image schemas and intricate geometries, the city’s levels, planes, and perspectives directing the movements of its citizens. Further, I argue that Baldwin’s dynamic use of visual rhythms, light, and sound in his depiction of black life in the city, creates a vivid cartography of New York’s psychogeographic terrain. This essay connects Baldwin’s mappings of Harlem to an imbricated visual and sonic conception of urban subjectivity, that is, how the subject is constructed through a simultaneous and synaesthetic visual/scopic and aural/sonic relation to the city, with a focus on the movement of the body through city space.

James Baldwin Review
Tim Robinson, culture and environment

Unfolding Irish landscapes offers a comprehensive and sustained study of the work of cartographer, landscape writer and visual artist Tim Robinson. The visual texts and multi-genre essays included in this book, from leading international scholars in Irish Studies, geography, ecology, environmental humanities, literature and visual culture, explore Robinson’s writing, map-making and art. Robinson’s work continues to garner significant attention not only in Ireland, but also in the United Kingdom, Europe and North America, particularly with the recent celebration of the twenty-fifth anniversary of his monumental Stones of Aran: pilgrimage. Robert Macfarlane has described Robinson’s work in Ireland as ‘one of the most sustained, intensive and imaginative studies of a landscape that has ever been carried out’. It is difficult to separate Robinson the figure from his work and the places he surveys in Ireland – they are intertextual and interconnected. This volume explores some of these characteristics for both general and expert readers alike. As individual studies, the essays in this collection demonstrate disciplinary expertise. As parts of a cohesive project, they form a collective overview of the imaginative sensibility and artistic dexterity of Robinson’s cultural and geographical achievements in Ireland. By navigating Robinson’s method of ambulation through his prose and visual creations, this book examines topics ranging from the politics of cartography and map-making as visual art forms to the cultural and environmental dimensions of writing about landscapes.

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Gender Equality and Culture in Humanitarian Action1
Ricardo Fal-Dutra Santos

Cartographies of Struggle: Third World Women and the Politics of Feminism ’, in Mohanty , C. T. , Russo , A. and Torres , L. (eds), Third World Women and the Politics of Feminism ( Bloomington : Indiana University Press ), pp. 1 – 47

Journal of Humanitarian Affairs
Lessons Learned for Engagement in Fragile and Conflict-Affected States
Logan Cochrane

International Development (accessed 7 January 2020). Cochrane , L. ( 2017 ), Strengthening Food Security in Rural Ethiopia . Dissertation submitted to the University of British Columbia, Kelowna, Canada . Cochrane , L. , Corbett , J. , Evans , M. and Gill , M. ( 2017 ), ‘Searching for Social Justice in Crowdsourced Mapping’ Cartography and Geographic Information Science , 44 : 6 , 507 – 20 . Cochrane Consulting . ( 2018 ), Comparative Study of

Journal of Humanitarian Affairs
Joe Gerlach

2 Nodes, ways and relations Joe Gerlach Here, now Maps, mappings, cartographies; (dis)orientations for the everyday, obdurate disciplinary motifs of and for geography, maligned and admired in variable measure. Cartography; a science and set of practices once pertaining to sovereign power alone, yet now increasingly diffuse in its geographic reach and performance. Nonetheless, whether rendered through hegemonic, quotidian or hybrid assemblages, mapping remains resolutely (geo)political at a range of disparate registers; statist to somatic. Elsewhere, I have used

in Time for mapping
Alexander J. Kent

Russia's recent trajectory of global positioning is underpinned by its growing geospatial capability – the provision of accurate and reliable geographical and spatial information to decision makers. Moscow has long recognised the importance of mapping in pursuing its national interests and for gaining geostrategic advantage. During the Soviet era, it directed the most comprehensive global cartographic project of the twentieth century, which involved producing accurate mapping of all continents at several map scales and creating plans at street

in Russian Grand Strategy in the era of global power competition