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Title: Mapping boundaries, shifting power : the social-ethical dimensions of participatory mapping 
Author: Fox, Jefferson; Suryanata, Krisnawati; Hershock, Peter; Pramono, Albertus Hadi
Date: 2008
Publisher: Aldershot, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate Pub.
Citation: Fox, Jefferson, Krisnawati Suryanata, Peter Hershock, and Albertus Hadi Pramono. 2008. Mapping boundaries, shifting power: the social-ethical dimensions of participatory mapping. In Contentious Geographies: Environmental Knowledge, Meaning, Scale, edited by Michael K. Goodman, Maxwell T. Boyand Kyle T. Evered. Hampshire, England: Ashgate Publishing Ltd.
Abstract: This chapter and the research project on which it is based emerged out of common and yet distinct concerns among the authors that spatial information technologies – at least in certain contexts and at certain scales – can lead to consequences that raise important ethical questions. We identified three inter-related dimensions in which these consequences have manifested: in conflicts correlated with changing patterns of spatial perceptions and values; in competition related to knowledge and claims of resources; and in relation to structural or organization stresses at the institutional level. Our observation began with discussions in relation to one author (Fox)’s experiences with participatory mapping activities in Southeast Asia, where he has been working since 1983.
Description: Chapter 12 in Contentious geographies : environmental knowledge, meaning, scale / edited by Michael K. Goodman, Maxwell T. Boykoff, Kyle T. Evered.
Pages/Duration: p. 203-217 pages
Rights: Details of the definitive version are available at :
LC Subject Headings: Environmental mapping - Southeast Asia - Citizen participation
Community development - Southeast Asia - Citizen participation
Land use - Southeast Asia - Maps
Land use - Southeast Asia - Data processing

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    Coordinator, Environmental Change, Vulnerability and Governance; Senior Fellow, EWC


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