Mapping the Cold War: Cartography and the Framing of America's International Power

Mapping the Cold War: Cartography and the Framing of America's International Power


during this attention-grabbing heritage of chilly struggle cartography, Timothy Barney considers maps as crucial to the articulation of ideological tensions among American nationwide pursuits and overseas aspirations. Barney argues that the borders, scales, projections, and different conventions of maps prescribed and limited the capability through which overseas coverage elites, renowned audiences, and social activists navigated conflicts among North and South, East and West. Maps additionally stimulated how identities have been shaped in an international either gotten smaller by means of advancing applied sciences and marked through increasing and transferring geopolitical alliances and fissures. Pointing to the need of ways politics and values have been "spatialized" in fresh U.S. heritage, Barney argues that chilly War–era maps themselves had rhetorical lives that all started with their notion and creation and performed out of their circulate inside overseas coverage circles and renowned media. Reflecting at the ramifications of spatial energy throughout the interval, Mapping the chilly War finally demonstrates that even within the twenty-first century, American visions of the world--and the maps that account for them--are inescapably rooted within the anxieties of that prior era.

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