Geopiracy: Oaxaca, Militant Empiricism, and Geographical by Joel Wainwright

By Joel Wainwright

Geopiracy is a research of the 'Bowman expeditions'―a undertaking in which geographers, with investment from the united states military, are mapping the 'human terrain' of overseas lands. Wainwright deals a critique of human geography this day that attracts on modern social conception to elevate unsettling questions about the character of geography's disciplinary formation.

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Is such an evaluation a problem for geography qua discipline? For geographical thought? How might such an evaluation proceed? Would such an evaluation itself constitute geographical research? Would it contribute to geographic knowledge? ) Is there, indeed, anything particularly “geographical” about this dispute at all? Or is it merely coincidental that this conflict is playing out in our discipline? ) I claim that these questions merely restate those with which I opened this study. They only reformulate them in a more recognizably political purview.

S. Army’s Foreign Military Studies Office” (2009a, p. 2). com. 11 Bryan extends these claims in Wainwright and Bryan (2009) and in Steinberg et al. (2011). I expect some of these arguments will be elaborated in Bryan’s forthcoming genealogy of US military involvement in indigenous mapping (coauthored with Denis Wood). 12 AAG Secretary Craig Colten is Carl O. Sauer Professor at the Department of Geography and Anthropology of Louisiana State University and the Editor of Geographical review, the in-house journal of the American Geographical Society.

He also criticized Peter Herlihy publicly at the 2010 AAG for failing to return to Oaxaca to discuss the controversy with the communities (Mutersbaugh 2010). 8 The authors define geoslavery as “a practice in which one entity, the master, coercively or surreptitiously monitors and exerts control over the physical location of another” (2003, p. 47). 9 See Bryan and Wainwright (2009) for signatories; count includes the two authors. S. Army’s Foreign Military Studies Office” (2009a, p. 2). com. 11 Bryan extends these claims in Wainwright and Bryan (2009) and in Steinberg et al.

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