Social “Maps” (11-28-18)

Vaughan has written a book, a PDF of which is free at the website noted below, that focuses on the development and use of maps tied to multiple social science-related factors. As materials describing the book on its website state, “Mapping Society traces the evolution of social cartography over the past two centuries. . . . Laura Vaughan examines maps of ethnic or religious difference, poverty, and health inequalities, demonstrating how they not only serve as historical records of social enquiry, but also constitute inscriptions of social patterns that have been etched deeply on the surface of cities.  The book covers themes such as the use of visual rhetoric to change public opinion . . . changing attitudes to physical disorder, and the complexity of segregation as an urban phenomenon. . . . the narrative carries the discussion of the spatial dimensions of social cartography forward to the present day, showing how disciplines such as public health, crime science, and urban planning chart spatial data in their current practice.”

Laura Vaughan. 2018.  Mapping Society:  The Spatial Dimensions of Social Cartography.  UCL Press, London,