GIScience I: Social histories and disciplinary crucibles

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In this first report, I overview research on storytelling of the histories of GIS. I suggest that these efforts reveal important pathways for thinking the current moment and conditioning technoscience futures. I argue that these stories around technology illustrate various disciplinary crucibles around technical practices and knowledge work. To report on progress in GIScience is also to narrate the moments of change in the discipline, whether marked as quantitative, qualitative, radical, critical, black, feminist, Marxist, indigenous, environmental, postcolonial, queer, or minor, among others. I suggest ‘minor GISciences’ to encourage attentiveness to the historical conditions and social implications of geographic technologies.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)166-177
Number of pages12
JournalProgress in Human Geography
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 2021

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  • GIS
  • GIScience
  • critical GIS
  • digital geography
  • social history
  • technology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development


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