No Dig, No Fly, No Go: How Maps Restrict and Control

No Dig, No Fly, No Go: How Maps Restrict and Control

by Mark Monmonier
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0226534685

ISBN-13: 9780226534688

Pub. Date: 05/15/2010

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

Some maps help us find our way, while others restrict where we go and what we do. These maps control behavior, regulating activities from flying to fishing, prohibiting students from one part of town from being schooled on the other, and banishing certain individuals and industries to the periphery. Tracing the power of prohibitive mapping at levels regional to

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Some maps help us find our way, while others restrict where we go and what we do. These maps control behavior, regulating activities from flying to fishing, prohibiting students from one part of town from being schooled on the other, and banishing certain individuals and industries to the periphery. Tracing the power of prohibitive mapping at levels regional to international and in multiple dimensions—from property to cyberspace—Mark Monmonier demonstrates how much boundaries influence our experience, from homeownership and voting to taxation and airline travel. A worthy successor to his critically acclaimed How to Lie with Maps, the book is replete with all of the hallmarks of a Monmonier classic, including the wry observations and witty humor.

Mark Monmonier is distinguished professor of geography at Syracuse University's Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs and the author of many books, including, most recently, Coast Lines: How Mapmakers Frame the World and Chart Environmental Change, also published by the University of Chicago Press.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780226534688
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Publication date:
05/15/2010
Pages:
242
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgments xi

1 Introduction: Boundaries Matter 1

2 Keep Off! 6

3 Keep Out! 30

4 Absentee Landlords 51

5 Dividing the Sea 70

6 Divide and Govern 86

7 Contorted Boundaries, Wasted Votes 104

8 Redlining and Greenlining 117

9 Growth Management 130

10 Vice Squad146

11 No Dig, No Fly, No Go 160

12 Electronic Boundaries 180

Notes 189

Selected Readings for Further Exploration 217

Sources of Illustrations 223

Index 229

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