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ERIC Number: ED358576
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Apr
Pages: 36
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An Invitation to Postmodern Social Cartography.
Paulston, Rolland G.; Liebman, Martin
This essay demonstrates how social cartography--the writing and reading of maps addressing questions of location in the social milieu--may enhance social research and move it forward in its struggles to distance itself from the positivistic restraints of modernism. Social cartography suggests an opening of dialogue among diverse social players, including those individuals and cultural clusters who want their "mininarratives" included in the social discourse. It is proposed that the social-cartography discourse style has the potential to demonstrate the attributes, capacities, development, and perceptions of people and cultures operating within the social milieu. It offers comparative educators a new method for visually demonstrating the sensitivity of postmodern influences to open social dialogue, especially to those who have experienced disenfranchisement by modernism. Four figures are included. (Contains 44 endnotes.) (Author)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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