Cultural politics and the racial cartographics of human origins

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    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.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)204-221
    Number of pages18
    JournalTransactions of the Institute of British Geographers
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - Apr 2010

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Earth-Surface Processes
    • Geography, Planning and Development


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