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Mapping Israel, Mapping Palestine: How Occupied Landscapes Shape Scientific Knowledge

Jess Bier


Mapping Israel, Mapping Palestine is an analysis of the ways that segregated landscapes have shaped digital cartography in Jerusalem and the West Bank since 1967. Extending work on how technology is socially constructed, it investigates the ways that knowledge is geographically produced. Technoscientific practices are situated in landscapes that are at once both social and material, and this influences the content of digital technology in sometimes unpredictable ways. Therefore it is necessary to reflexively engage with materiality and space in order to enable more diverse forms of knowledge. ... More

Keywords: Cartography, Digital technology, Science and technology studies (STS), Critical geography, Postcolonial theory, Geographic information science (GIS), Palestine and Israel, Mobility, Situated knowledge, Israeli occupation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780262036153
Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: January 2018 DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262036153.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jess Bier, author
Erasmus University Rotterdam