In this paper, I am going to unfold the very different modes through which postcolonial and female subjects, usually at the edge of the cartographic enterprise, can haunt and infect cartography when they become map-makers. In order to re-vision and re-envision through the lens of feminist and postcolonial critical theory new problematics inherent to what has been named the “cartographic reason” (Farinelli, 2009), I recall Jardine’s definition of “gynesis” (1989: 25) which, etymologically, means “woman-process” and I strategically combine it with the Foucauldian sense of “genealogy” (1979).

Haunted Cartographies: towards a postcolonial ‘gynealogy’ of mapmaking

Laura Lo Presti
2018

Abstract

In this paper, I am going to unfold the very different modes through which postcolonial and female subjects, usually at the edge of the cartographic enterprise, can haunt and infect cartography when they become map-makers. In order to re-vision and re-envision through the lens of feminist and postcolonial critical theory new problematics inherent to what has been named the “cartographic reason” (Farinelli, 2009), I recall Jardine’s definition of “gynesis” (1989: 25) which, etymologically, means “woman-process” and I strategically combine it with the Foucauldian sense of “genealogy” (1979).
2018
(Post)Colonial Passages: Incursions and Excursions across the Literatures and Cultures in English
9781527506305
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