Discussions about human origins, both scientific and pre-scientific, have frequently been freighted with the cultural politics of race relations and questions about human equality. In one way or another, maps have played a critical role in these enterprises by presenting in visual form narratives of human genesis and patterns of human ancestral lineages. In this paper I discuss how a sequence of cartographic representations of human beginnings have transacted racial power from the middle ages to the present day.
|Number of pages||18|
|Journal||Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers|
|Publication status||Published - Apr 2010|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Earth-Surface Processes
- Geography, Planning and Development