(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2013)

Document title

New spatial media, new knowledge politics

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

ELWOOD S. (1) ; LESZYNSKI A. (1) ;
(1) Department of Geography, Univ. of Washington, Seattle, ETATS-UNIS


Drawing upon evidence from an inductive analysis of five online initiatives that engage new spatial media in activism and civic engagement, we explore new dimensions of the knowledge politics advanced through new spatial media and the mechanisms through which they emerge. The significance of these practices is in their role in advancing different epistemological strategies for establishing the legitimacy and authority of knowledge claims. They conclude that these new knowledge politics entail a deployment of geovisual artefacts to structure a visual experience; a prioritisation of individualised interactive/exploratory ways of knowing; hyper-granular, highly immediate, experiential cartographic representations de-coupled from conventional practices of cartographic abstraction; and approaches to asserting credibility through witnessing, peer verification and transparency


Article of periodic

published at : Transactions - Institute of British Geographers / ISSN 0020-2754 / CODEN IBGTAE

Editor : Institute of British Geographers, London - ROYAUME-UNI (1965)

Millesime : 2013, vol. 38, no4 [pp. 544-559]

Bibliographic references : 3 p.




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Go to electronic document thanks to its DOI : doi:10.1111/j.1475-5661.2012.00543

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