Critical Studies in Gender, Sexuality, and Culture

Antarctica as Cultural Critique

The Gendered Politics of Scientific Exploration and Climate Change

Authors: Glasberg, E.

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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.

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ELENA GLASBERG is Lecturer in the Writing Program at Princeton University, USA.

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"Antarctica as Cultural Critique is a witty, imaginative, theoretically-informed explanation of Antarctica as the limit case to United States imperialism. Glasberg's eco-feminist account of Antarctica as a non-territory that aroused the U.S. Imperial state's hysterical efforts to exert total territorial control also explains how this 'little America' at the end of the earth now co-ordinates the psycho-geography of neo-liberal globalization." - Donald Pease, author of The New American Exceptionalism, founding director of the Future of American Studies Institute at Dartmouth

"Elena Glasberg has produced a fecund analysis of Antarctica's past, present and future. In these incisive essays she shows the complex ways in which gender, science, geopolitics, environment, and landscape have engaged with a place so often conceived as a 'pole apart' or 'the last frontier'. Snow, ice and the cold are on the proverbial frontline, and this book implores us to think critically about how the Antarctic has also been caught up in an array of utopian and dystopian fantasies. A tour de force." - Klaus Dodds, author of The Antarctic: A Very Short Introduction (2012) and Pink Ice: Britain and the South Atlantic Empire (2002).

"Glasberg has found the sweet spot in Antarctic studies. This collection of thoughts is a timely and urgently needed reflection on how landscape, gender, and history have intertwined and evolved in one of the most remote - yet eerily also most deeply interconnected - parts of the world.It's a welcome addition to the field of thought in the same context as William L. Fox's Terra Antarctica. A must-read for anyone interested in Antarctica." - Paul D. Miller, aka DJ Spooky, creator of Terra Nova: Sinfonia Antarctica


Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Antarctic Convergence: The Problem of Antarctic Mapping

    Glasberg, Elena

    Pages 1-17

  • Refusing History after Ursula K. Le Guin’s “Sur”

    Glasberg, Elena

    Pages 19-51

  • “Who Goes There?”: Science, Fiction, and US National Belonging in Antarctica

    Glasberg, Elena

    Pages 53-75

  • On the Road with Chrysler: Virtual Capitalism and Empire without Territory

    Glasberg, Elena

    Pages 77-87

  • Photography on Ice

    Glasberg, Elena

    Pages 89-108

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Antarctica as Cultural Critique
Book Subtitle
The Gendered Politics of Scientific Exploration and Climate Change
Authors
Series Title
Critical Studies in Gender, Sexuality, and Culture
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Elena Glasberg
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-01443-6
DOI
10.1057/9781137014436
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-11687-0
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-29754-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVIII, 174
Number of Illustrations and Tables
16 b/w illustrations
Topics