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Tomas Germundsson

Professor

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Kartan som spegling och produktion av rumslighet

Author

  • Tomas Germundsson

Editor

  • Lars-Erik Edlund
  • Anne-Sofie Gräslund
  • Birgitta Svensson

Summary, in English

The map is not simply a representation of existing space, or a mirror of the earth’s surface. It is rather a multi-faceted instrument expressing that the power to represent is the power to order, and that the rationality of geometrical space could influence people’s lived spaces through its role as a planning tool. These issues are discussed with three examples from Swedish modernity; the production of land survey maps, the early economic mapping, and the map’s role in welfare planning. It is concluded that maps are important study objects if one wants to analyse the formation of modern society.

Department/s

  • Department of Human Geography

Publishing year

2008

Language

Swedish

Pages

111-124

Publication/Series

Kartan i forskningens tjänst

Document type

Book chapter

Publisher

Kungliga Gustav Adolfs Akademien för svensk folkkultur

Topic

  • Human Geography

Keywords

  • Lefebvre
  • map
  • representation
  • space
  • modernity
  • welfare state

Status

Published

ISBN/ISSN/Other

  • ISSN: 0065-0897
  • ISBN: 978-91-85352-77-7