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Chapter 34: Social Cartography and ‘Knowing Capitalism': Critical Reflections on Social Research and the Geo-Spatial Web

Social Cartography and ‘Knowing Capitalism': Critical Reflections on Social Research and the Geo-Spatial Web

SOCIAL CARTOGRAPHY AND KNOWING CAPITALISM: CRITICAL REFLECTIONS ON SOCIAL RESEARCH AND THE GEO-SPATIAL WEB
Harrison Smith Michael Hardey Mariann Hardey Roger Burrows

Introduction

This chapter explores how what Thrift (2005) has termed knowing capitalism, is increasingly invested in developing new techniques, methodological frameworks, and cultural discourses that exploit the potential of social cartography to realize new forms of economic value and analytical power. Social cartography is defined here as an analytical concept that encompasses new cartographic information practices specifically derived from non-expert epistemologies and everyday users of new interactive mapping technologies, platforms and software. Although there are many sites, case ...

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