Antarctica as Cultural Critique

The Gendered Politics of Scientific Exploration and Climate Change


Author: E. Glasberg

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137014431

Category: Social Science

Page: 174

View: 6375

Arguing that Antarctica is the most mediated place on earth and thus an ideal location for testing the limits of bio-political management of population and place, this book remaps national and postcolonial methods and offers a new look on a 'forgotten' continent now the focus of ecological concern.

Antarctica as Cultural Critique

The Gendered Politics of Scientific Exploration and Climate Change


Author: Elena Glasberg

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 0230116876

Category: History

Page: 174

View: 721

Antarctica as Cultural Critique arrives at an auspicious time in history and on earth. Amid the centennial celebrations of the European 'race' to the last place on earth, Antarctica - a continent of ice lacking natives - is finally emerging as a center of global concern. Antarctica as Cultural Critique connects the ice of environmental crisis to its past as an impediment to progress through visualizations and photographs of what Ursula Le Guin calls the 'living ice.' Glasberg opens new ways of thinking human/ non-human divides that disturb assumptions about gender and progress under scientific management, and about attachments to a heroic past that does not take into consideration the radically non-human and shifting ontology of ice itself.

Anthropocene Antarctica

Perspectives from the Humanities, Law and Social Sciences


Author: Elizabeth Leane,Jeffrey McGee

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 042977074X

Category: Nature

Page: 196

View: 7030

Anthropocene Antarctica offers new ways of thinking about the ‘Continent for Science and Peace’ in a time of planetary environmental change. In the Anthropocene, Antarctica has become central to the Earth’s future. Ice cores taken from its interior reveal the deep environmental history of the planet and warming ocean currents are ominously destabilising the glaciers around its edges, presaging sea-level rise in decades and centuries to come. At the same time, proliferating research stations and tourist numbers challenge stereotypes of the continent as the ‘last wilderness.’ The Anthropocene brings Antarctica nearer in thought, entangled with our everyday actions. If the Anthropocene signals the end of the idea of Nature as separate from humans, then the Antarctic, long considered the material embodiment of this idea, faces a radical reframing. Understanding the southern polar region in the twenty-first century requires contributions across the disciplinary spectrum. This collection paves the way for researchers in the Environmental Humanities, Law and Social Sciences to engage critically with the Antarctic, fostering a community of scholars who can act with natural scientists to address the globally significant environmental issues that face this vitally important part of the planet.

Handbook on the Politics of Antarctica


Author: Klaus Dodds,Alan D. Hemmings,Peder Roberts

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 1784717681


Page: 640

View: 3260

The Antarctic and Southern Ocean are hotspots for contemporary endeavours to oversee 'the last frontier' of the Earth. The Handbook on the Politics of Antarctica offers a wide-ranging and comprehensive overview of the governance, geopolitics, international law, cultural studies and history of the region. Four thematic sections take readers from the earliest human encounters to contemporary resource exploitation and climate change. Written by leading experts, the Handbook brings together the very best interdisciplinary social science and humanities scholarship on the Antarctic and Southern Ocean.

Policy and Practice in Antarctica


Author: Jessica L. O'Reilly

Publisher: N.A


Category: Environmental management

Page: 624

View: 8922

This dissertation analyzes how Antarctic scientists and policy makers influence environmental management for the continent. In Antarctic society, scientific expertise and authority, as well as conceptions of the Antarctic place, must be constantly shaped through policy and practice. I conducted sixteen months of ethnographic fieldwork and interviews in Christchurch, New Zealand, a central site of Antarctic culture, at political and scientific meetings and workshops in New Zealand, Australia, Scotland, and India, and on a research expedition near Scott Base, Antarctica. I examined the lived intricacies of this international environmental space and people's relationship to Antarctic environmental management by mapping, examining, and traveling within the networks that scientists and other Antarctic community members form. Competing claims of nationalism, scientific disciplines, field experiences, and personal relationships in Antarctic environmental management disrupt the idea of a utopian epistemic community, so I focused on what emerges in Antarctica among the complicated and hybrid forms of science, sociality, politics, and national membership found there. This dissertation contains case studies that depict how knowledge based communities form and have effects in Antarctica. These case studies include: (1) a camping rule that rocks moved by people must be returned to their original location, (2) biosecurity regulations for Antarctic species and non-native species to Antarctica, (3) international negotiations over a special managed area, and (4) the contributions of Antarctic scientists, policy, and data to climate change mitigation. These formations and effects take work, not the least of which involves at least tentative agreements of the core ideas of expertise and communities. Antarctic people translate science through the policy system to make environmental management decisions through playful and serious arrangements of policy and practice, humans, and nonhuman entities. In particular, policy and practice in these Antarctic expert communities coalesce in the making of procedures, documents, and audiences. In the Antarctic-referring lives and work of human and nonhuman expert community members, this continent of peace, science, and other exceptionalisms is crafted as a technocratic wilderness.

American National Biography


Author: John Arthur Garraty,Mark Christopher Carnes

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA


Category: United States

Page: 980

View: 6848

Contains articles that provide biographical information about men and women whose lives and careers have influenced the course of American history, focusing on the key achievements of individuals who died before 1996; each with a descriptive bibliography. Arranged alphabetically from Gilbert to Hand.

Ethnicity, Conflict and Cooperation

International Colloquium Reader


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Cultural pluralism

Page: N.A

View: 5237

Papers collected for the conference held in Detroit, Oct. 24-26, 1991.