Deep Maps and Spatial Narratives

Edited by David J. Bodenhamer, John Corrigan and Trevor M. Harris

Contributions by Stuart Aitken, David Cooper, Grant DeLozier, Philip Ethington, Ian N. Gregory, Andrew Hardie, W. M. Martin, John McIntosh, Paul Rayson, Nobuko Toyosawa, Barney Warf and May Yuan

Published by: Indiana University Press

254 Pages, 6.00 x 9.00 x 0.00 in, 36 b&w illus., 5 maps, 2 tables

  • Paperback
  • 9780253015600
  • Published: February 2015

$30.00

  • Hardcover
  • 9780253015556
  • Published: February 2015

$85.00

  • eBook
  • 9780253015679
  • Published: February 2015

$9.99

Deep maps are finely detailed, multimedia depictions of a place and the people, buildings, objects, flora, and fauna that exist within it and which are inseparable from the activities of everyday life. These depictions may encompass the beliefs, desires, hopes, and fears of residents and help show what ties one place to another. A deep map is a way to engage evidence within its spatio-temporal context and to provide a platform for a spatially-embedded argument. The essays in this book investigate deep mapping and the spatial narratives that stem from it. The authors come from a variety of disciplines: history, religious studies, geography and geographic information science, and computer science. Each applies the concepts of space, time, and place to problems central to an understanding of society and culture, employing deep maps to reveal the confluence of actions and evidence and to trace paths of intellectual exploration by making use of a new creative space that is visual, structurally open, multi-media, and multi-layered.