The Spatiality of Hope: Mapping Canada's Northwest Energy Frontier

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The Spatiality of Hope : Mapping Canada's Northwest Energy Frontier. / Guerrieri, Valeria.

In: Globalizations, Vol. 16, No. 5, 2019, p. 678-694.

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Guerrieri, V 2019, 'The Spatiality of Hope: Mapping Canada's Northwest Energy Frontier', Globalizations, vol. 16, no. 5, pp. 678-694. https://doi.org/10.1080/14747731.2018.1534467

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Guerrieri, V. (2019). The Spatiality of Hope: Mapping Canada's Northwest Energy Frontier. Globalizations, 16(5), 678-694. https://doi.org/10.1080/14747731.2018.1534467

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Guerrieri V. The Spatiality of Hope: Mapping Canada's Northwest Energy Frontier. Globalizations. 2019;16(5):678-694. https://doi.org/10.1080/14747731.2018.1534467

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Guerrieri, Valeria. / The Spatiality of Hope : Mapping Canada's Northwest Energy Frontier. In: Globalizations. 2019 ; Vol. 16, No. 5. pp. 678-694.

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abstract = "Maps engage both with the ‘not there’ and the ‘not yet’ by simultaneouslyenvisioning the future and tracing the lines of new geographies ofdevelopment. Starting from these premises, the paper explores the complexrelationship between cartography and hydrocarbon exploration in theCanadian Northwest. Through a selection of maps and mapping initiatives, itis shown how cartography has sustained specific geographic imaginaries ofthe North, such as the ‘energy frontier’, by infusing diverse hopes in the map readers. Frontier-making through maps is, in this sense, a particularly difficult process to grasp, being influenced by overlapping interventions andagendas. The paper argues that it is because of their continuous mobilizationof hope – regardless of whether this is directed towards oil or sovereignty –that maps should be treated as extremely powerful technologies, whichcontribute to transforming Canada’s northwest energy frontier into a ‘sticky’and thus potentially unescapable site of promise.",
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