Weaponizing Maps: Indigenous Peoples And Counterinsurgency In The Americas

Title

Weaponizing Maps: Indigenous Peoples And Counterinsurgency In The Americas

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Description

Maps play an indispensable role in indigenous peoples’ efforts to secure land rights in the Americas and beyond. Yet indigenous peoples did not invent participatory mapping techniques on their own; they appropriated them from techniques developed for colonial rule and counterinsurgency campaigns, and refined by anthropologists and geographers. Through a series of historical and contemporary examples from Nicaragua, Canada, and Mexico, this book explores the tension between military applications of participatory mapping and its use for political mobilization and advocacy. The authors analyze the emergence of indigenous territories as spaces defined by a collective way of life--and as a particular kind of battleground. (Amazon.com)

ISBN

9781462519910

Publication Date

1-1-2015

Document Type

Book

Publisher

The Guilford Press

Department

Geography

Keywords

Indian cartography -- North America.; Indian cartography -- Central America.; Indians of North America -- Maps.; Indians of Central America -- Maps.; Indians of North America -- Land tenure.; Indians of Central America -- Land tenure.; Human geography -- North America.; Human geography -- Central America.; Cartography -- Social aspects -- North America.; Cartography -- Social aspects -- Central America.; SOCIAL SCIENCE / Human Geography. bisacsh; HISTORY / North America. bisacsh; POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / Social Policy. bisacsh; SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General. bisacsh