Masons, Tricksters and Cartographers

Masons, Tricksters and Cartographers

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In an eclectic and highly original study, Turnbull brings together traditions as diverse as cathedral building, Micronesian navigation, cartography and turbulence research. He argues that all our differing ways of producing knowledge - including science - are messy, spatial and local. Every culture has its own ways of assembling local knowledge, thereby creating space thrugh the linking of people, practices and places. The spaces we inhabit and assemblages we work with are not as homogenous and coherent as our modernist perspectives have led us to believe - rather they are complex and heterogeneous motleys.Aboriginal paintings have been interpreted as being simultaneously geographic and social; they represent both the tracks of the ... Sutton has analysed the modern acrylic dot paintings of the Western Desert in this way and Morphy has similarly ... These paintings can be read as maps of the way Kunwinjku a#39;conceive of the spatial organisation of sites in their land in ... created are considered to be intrinsically connecteda#39;.40 The connective functions of paintings like these help children toanbsp;...

Title:Masons, Tricksters and Cartographers
Author:David Turnbull
Publisher:Taylor & Francis - 2003-09-02


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