Part1. Introduction 1. Maps and Worlds Part 2. Deconstructing the Map 2. What Do Maps Represent? The Crisis of Representation and the Critique of Cartographic Reason 3. Situated pragmatics: Maps and Mapping as Social Practice Part 3. The Over-Coded World: A Genealogy of Modern Mapping 4. The Cartographic Gaze, Global Visions, and Modalities of Visual Culture 5. Cadasters and Capitalism: The Emergence of a New Map Consciousness 6. Mapping the Geo-Body: State, Territory, and Nation 7. Commodity and Control: Technologies of the Social Body Part 4. Investing Bodies in Depth 8. Cyber-Empires: Cartographic Reason and the Technological Sublime in a Digital Age Part 5. Conclusion 9. Counter-Mappings: Cartographic Reason in the Age of Intelligent Machines and Smart Bombs
John Pickles is Earl N. Phillips Distinguished Professor of International Studies and Professor of Geography at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
'[This book] brings something unquestionably new in the way geographers study maps and the processes of map-making and map-using.' - http://EspacesTemps.net'This is thought provoking spacial analysis at its very best.' - Massey University, 2005