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Finally... a draft of a critical GIS reading list

I've been wanting to create a subgrouping of my bibliographic database on the topic of 'critical GIS' for some time.  I've finally completed a draft (no doubt, a work in progress)!  I hope others will find it useful, as I've enjoyed revisiting some of these key interventions.  To see the bibliography that I use for my introductory GIS course, click here.

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  1. I really enjoy this list. Every article that I could think as something that should appear was there, and I found a couple more that caught my eye.

    I'll always have a special affinity for JB Harley's "Deconstructing the Map." Sent me (barreling?) down the path I'm following today.

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