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Author Wyly, Elvin K., author.

Title Geography's quantitative revolutions : Edward A. Ackerman and the Cold War origins of big data / Elvin Wyly.

Publication Info. Morgantown : West Virginia University Press, [2019]

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Edition First edition.
Description 1 online resource (xx, 171 pages)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Ackerman's frontier -- The Ackerman sample -- Contradictions of "mental structuring" -- Militant neo-Kantianism -- The new evolution of geographic thought? -- Notes on desk.
Summary "This book traces the recent history of geography, information, and technology through the biography of Edward A. Ackerman, an important but forgotten figure in geography's 'quantitative revolution.' It argues that Ackerman's work helped encode the hidden logics of a distorted philosophical heritage -- a dangerous, cybernetic form of thought known as militant neo-Kantianism -- into the network architectures of today's pervasive worlds of surveillance capitalism"-- Provided by publisher.
Local Note eBooks on EBSCOhost EBSCO eBook Subscription Academic Collection - North America
Subject Ackerman, Edward A. (Edward Augustus), 1911-1973.
Neo-Kantianism -- History -- 20th century.
Geographic information systems -- History.
Geography -- Methodology.
Geography -- Philosophy.
Geography -- History -- 20th century.
Geographers -- United States -- Biography.
Chronological Term 1900-1999
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Wyly, Elvin K. Geography's quantitative revolutions. First edition. Morgantown : West Virginia University Press, 2019 (DLC) 2019010618
ISBN 194919910X (electronic book)
9781949199109 (electronic bk.)
9781949199086 (hardcover)
9781949199093 (paperback)