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ERIC Number: EJ862888
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Nov
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISSN: ISSN-0033-5630
Power Lines: The Rhetoric of Maps as Social Change in the Post-Cold War Landscape
Barney, Timothy
Quarterly Journal of Speech, v95 n4 p412-434 Nov 2009
After the fall of the Berlin Wall and the collapse of state socialism in Eastern and Central Europe, cartographers were faced with choices on how the new post-Cold War political landscape would be mapped. One such group called the Pluto Project had been producing atlases since 1981 with a progressive point of view about the nature of state power in the Cold War. This essay examines two of the Pluto Project's atlases as they function to identify a radical cartographic style that animates the social control of space by subverting traditional cartographic forms and defying scientific expectations and standards. (Contains 94 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Europe; Germany (Berlin); United States; USSR