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Mapping emotions: Exploring the impact of the Aussie Farms Map


Barnes, A and White, R, Mapping emotions: Exploring the impact of the Aussie Farms Map, Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice, 36, (3) pp. 303-326. ISSN 1043-9862 (2020) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1177/1043986220910306


Counter-mapping refers to the public dissemination by activist groups of maps that visually document particular harms and offenders or sites of justice and prior ownership. Drawing upon green criminology, this article analyses the consequences of using counter-mapping as an activist tool. It examines how media framing of the Aussie Farms map is constructed around particularly polarizing narratives. This interactive map demonstrates the location and proliferation of animal agriculture and animal exploitation industries within Australia. Media framing has generated heated debate among Australian farmers and activists alike by inciting deeply emotional responses to the issues. We explore these common media narratives and their consequences for activists and tools such as counter-maps.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:animal activism, counter-mapping, green criminology, eco-terrorism, satellite imagery
Research Division:Human Society
Research Group:Sociology
Research Field:Rural sociology
Objective Division:Law, Politics and Community Services
Objective Group:Justice and the law
Objective Field:Justice and the law not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Barnes, A ( Ashleigh Barnes)
UTAS Author:White, R (Professor Rob White)
ID Code:140097
Year Published:2020
Web of Science® Times Cited:1
Deposited By:Office of the School of Social Sciences
Deposited On:2020-07-27
Last Modified:2020-08-11

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