[Review] Norman Ethertington (2007) Mapping colonial conquest: Australia and Southern Africa

Lester, Alan (2008) [Review] Norman Ethertington (2007) Mapping colonial conquest: Australia and Southern Africa. H-HistGeog, 2008 (30/09).

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This richly illustrated and beautifully presented book, edited by Norman Etherington, examines cartography and other forms of visual representation as a set of power-laden discourses in the colonial histories of southern Africa and Australia. In a useful if perfunctory introduction, Etherington notes that the cartographic histories of these two regions have received relatively little academic attention, and points to the ways that European colonial mapping exercises tended to erase traces of indigenous societies in the landscape and leave debts to indigenous assistance unacknowledged. While some chapters focus on either Australia or southern Africa alone, others are comparative, and one or two trace direct connections between them.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Global Studies > Geography
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > G Geography (General) > G0001 Geography (General)
Depositing User: Alan Lester
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 15:21
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2012 09:36
URI: http://srodev.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/11851
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