By Peta Mitchell
The final fifty years have witnessed the growing to be pervasiveness of the determine of the map in severe, theoretical, and fictional discourse. References to mapping and cartography are endemic in poststructuralist idea, and, equally, geographically and culturally various authors of twentieth-century fiction look fixated upon mapping. whereas the map metaphor has been hired for hundreds of years to focus on problems with textual illustration and epistemology, the map metaphor itself has gone through a change within the postmodern period. This metamorphosis attracts jointly poststructuralist conceptualizations of epistemology, textuality, cartography, and metaphor, and signs a shift clear of modernist preoccupations with temporality and objectivity to a postmodern pragmatics of spatiality and subjectivity. Cartographic innovations of Postmodernity charts this metamorphosis of cartographic metaphor, and argues that the continued transforming of the map metaphor renders it a formative and performative metaphor of postmodernity.
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Cartographic Strategies of Postmodernity: The Figure of the Map in Contemporary Theory and Fiction (Routledge Studies in Twentieth-Century Literature) by Peta Mitchell