Visual spatial representation of social and cultural phenomena and its effect on local education: The case of Papua New Guinea

Journal / Conference: Český lid – The Czech Ethnological Journal
Authors: Martin Soukup, Jan D. Bláha
Year: 2018
Number: 3
Category of Publication: Article in Journal
Pages, web: 325–340
Keywords: spatial anthropology, mental maps, visuality, Papua New Guinea
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Abstract: This study uses participatory research in spatial anthropology. The aim of the study is to demonstrate the possibilities in using maps in ethnology and anthropology, and to introduce the potential of the interdisciplinary cooperation of cartographers and geographers with ethnologists and anthropologists. In addition, the authors try to demonstrate the influence of maps and visual information on the life of a local community and local education using examples. In their study, the authors show the results of the field research which they carried out together on the Nungon community in Papua New Guinea. The authors show that sharing the results of the research with the participants may generate other research questions and bring new research topics in spatial anthropology.
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