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1) identifying the author’s main argument(s) and 2) supporting examples. 3) Situate the arguments in the field of research as you know, or speculate what contribution the author makes to the field. 4) Critique the arguments by pointing out any problematic claims or insubstantial evidence, and state your own position or perspective. Be prepared to… Continue reading Discussion questions should be posted

When analyzing the primary source remember to comment on the date of publication, authorship and intended audience for the text.

Discuss the relationship between mapping and empire. Draw on the chapter on mapping and imperialism by Matthew Edney. Analyze the primary source A Handbook for Travellers. A Handbook for Travellers in India, Ceylon and Burma (London: John Murray, 1894). https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/100481838 Matthew Edney, “The Ideologies and Practices of Mapping and Imperialism”, Mapping an Empire (Chicago: University… Continue reading When analyzing the primary source remember to comment on the date of publication, authorship and intended audience for the text.