the Power of Maps sharpens the argument of Wood's earlier work and
focuses its attention on the construction of power. Every student of
cartography should take notice."
Chrisman, Department of Geomatic Sciences, Université Laval
new edition of the Power of Maps retains the essential core
of the first edition, but incorporates important and optimistic new
material: it will stand out as the culmination of a lifetime’s writing.
In an age when mapping is sexy again Wood explains why it should matter
to everyone, explores how maps came to be deployed by states, and how
the authority of the image is now being used by many different voices.
This is a carefully developed humanist argument for a critical approach
to mapping, strongly academic, but reassuringly accessible. Denis
Wood’s work always challenges – the passionate style and panache of his
scholarship carries the reader along and persuades us to listen to his
original ideas. Mapping and counter-mapping are brought together for
the first time. Researchers and students across the social sciences,
and indeed from all disciplines, should read this book and take its
lessons to heart!
Perkins of the University of Manchester
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Denis expands on the concluding chapter of his Rethinking the Power of Mapsin this interview with Linda Quiquivix about maps and space in Israel and Palestine.