[237120, A2] Wk 4: Task 2 – Question Selection Response A

2. ‘The World of War’ (Mirzoeff, Chapter 3. 99-127)

If borders are the product of a struggle for land, then maps as visual texts reflect centuries of shifting power dynamics between the major world powers. The prompt proposed for Assessment 2 asks that we view maps through this lens, to understand what these maps would represent not only to the powers that decided the borders, but to those who may dispute them. These views should be applied to 2 case studies mentioned in How to See the World. The interpretation of the case studies should reflect our own understanding, and the understandings of outsourced texts (referenced appropriately).