The Ghost Map Setting & Symbolism

Steven Johnson
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“London Labour and the London Poor”

Journalist and sociologist Henry Mayhew lived in London during the Victorian Era. He wrote about the scavengers of London in his pioneering 1844 work entitled, London Labour and the London Poor.” He wrote in great detail about the tasks that scavengers of the day like bone-pickers performed each day.

Coral Reef

The coral reef is focused upon in Johnson’s work because of its efficacy in waste management and efficient recycling work. Corals rely on the tiny algae attached to it that capture sunlight which is turn carbon dioxide into organic carbon, ejecting oxygen as a waste product. Humans don’t think of oxygen as a waste product but to coral reefs it is a useless substance that is discharged into the waters that surround it.

Fear of the Dead

The fear of the dead has been a part of societies dating back...

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