i often use an old macgyver video to begin discussions around power,
culture and maps.
it is humourous, which may or may not work for your class.
in the video, macgyver steals a map in an arab town and then escapes the
town using the map in various way, none of which are 'normally' imagined
as 'uses of maps'.
macgyver explains that the map has information that can stop or start a
war -- an useful entry point into discussing how maps can be so powerful.
the stereotypical characters in the video also feed into discussions
about representation etc.
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> Date: Sat, 26 May 2012 10:49:43 +0300
> From: Lauren Martin<[log in to unmask]>
> Subject: Video introducing maps
> Hello all,
> A colleague in our Education Department is teaching a class on multiculturalism and is including a section on cultural geography, landscape, maps, and power. He would like to include a video introducing maps as technologies of power--any suggestions?
> I will happily collate the responses and send them to the list.
> Deepest thanks,
> Dr. Lauren L. Martin
> Postdoctoral Researcher
> Mobilities, Borders, and Identity Research Group
> Department of Geography
> University of Oulu
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