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The Resource Geographies of nationhood : cartography, science, and society in the Russian Imperial Baltic, Catherine Gibson

Geographies of nationhood : cartography, science, and society in the Russian Imperial Baltic, Catherine Gibson

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Geographies of nationhood : cartography, science, and society in the Russian Imperial Baltic
Title
Geographies of nationhood
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cartography, science, and society in the Russian Imperial Baltic
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Catherine Gibson
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Language
eng
Summary
Geographies of Nationhood examines the meteoric rise of ethnographic mapmaking in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries as a form of visual and material culture that gave expression to territorialised visions of nationhood. In the Russian Empire's Baltic provinces, the development of ethnographic cartography, as part of the broader field of statistical data visualisation, progressively became a tool that lent legitimacy and an experiential dimension to nationalist arguments, as well as a wide range of alternative spatial configurations that rendered the inhabitants of the Baltic as part of local, imperial, and global geographies. Catherine Gibson argues that map production and the spread of cartographic literacy as a mass phenomenon in Baltic society transformed how people made sense of linguistic, ethnic, and religious similarities and differences by imbuing them with an alleged scientific objectivity that was later used to determine the political structuring of the Baltic region and beyond. Geographies of Nationhood treads new ground by expanding the focus beyond elites to include a diverse range of mapmakers, such as local bureaucrats, commercial enterprises, clergymen, family members, teachers, and landowners. It shifts the focus from imperial learned and military institutions to examine the proliferation of mapmaking across diverse sites in the Empire, including the provincial administration, local learned societies, private homes, and schools. Understanding ethnographic maps in the social context of their production, circulation, consumption, and reception is crucial for assessing their impact as powerful shapers of popular geographical conceptions of nationhood, state-building, and border-drawing. --
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Gibson, Catherine
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non fiction
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  • Published EUI PhD theses
  • Oxford studies in modern European history
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  • Ethnology
  • Ethnology
  • Ethnology
  • Cartography
  • Cartography
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Geographies of nationhood : cartography, science, and society in the Russian Imperial Baltic, Catherine Gibson
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Originally presented as the author's thesis (doctoral)--European University Institute (HEC 2019)
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  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
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Contents
1:Networks of Cartographic Influence, Patronage, and Reception 2:Provincial Map Production and the Rise of Cartographic Entrepreneurship 3:The Baltic Question in Cartographic Imagination 4:Mapping Latvians in Local and Global Perspectives 5:Post-War Ethnic Boundary Mapping from Above and Below Epilogue: Afterlives of Maps
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on1264722323
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 267 pages
Isbn
9780192844323
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white, and colour), maps (black and white, colour)
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(OCoLC)1264722323
Label
Geographies of nationhood : cartography, science, and society in the Russian Imperial Baltic, Catherine Gibson
Link
Publication
Note
Originally presented as the author's thesis (doctoral)--European University Institute (HEC 2019)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
1:Networks of Cartographic Influence, Patronage, and Reception 2:Provincial Map Production and the Rise of Cartographic Entrepreneurship 3:The Baltic Question in Cartographic Imagination 4:Mapping Latvians in Local and Global Perspectives 5:Post-War Ethnic Boundary Mapping from Above and Below Epilogue: Afterlives of Maps
Control code
on1264722323
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 267 pages
Isbn
9780192844323
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white, and colour), maps (black and white, colour)
System control number
(OCoLC)1264722323

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