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Mapping Israel, Mapping PalestineHow Occupied Landscapes Shape Scientific Knowledge$
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Jess Bier

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780262036153

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: January 2018

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262036153.001.0001

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The Materiality of Theory

The Materiality of Theory

(p.35) 2 The Materiality of Theory
Mapping Israel, Mapping Palestine

Jess Bier

The MIT Press

Chapter 2, “The Materiality of Theory”, tells the story of the (ir)rationalization of the landscape of Palestine and Israel after 1948. It explores how the colonial legacies of cartography continue to influence land management and development efforts. It also outlines the benefits of combining critical geographical studies, including the literature on science and empire, with science and technology studies (STS) research that examines how specific technologies are intrinsically shaped by their social and material contexts.

Keywords:   Science and empire, Colonialism, Critical cartography, Science and technology studies (STS), Production of landscape, Rationality, Materiality, Development studies

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