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Palgrave Studies in World Environmental History

Arctic Environmental Modernities

From the Age of Polar Exploration to the Era of the Anthropocene

Editors: Körber, Lill-Ann, MacKenzie, Scott, Westerstahl Stenport, Anna (Eds.)

  • Groundbreaking examination of the North
  • Provides accessible explanations for the powerplays in the Arctic
  • Summarizes the conflicted status of Arctic modernities over the centuries
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About this book

This book offers a diverse and groundbreaking account of the intersections between modernities and environments in the circumpolar global North, foregrounding the Arctic as a critical space of modernity, where the past, present, and future of the planet’s environmental and political systems are projected and imagined. Investigating the Arctic region as a privileged site of modernity, this book articulates the globally significant, but often overlooked, junctures between environmentalism and sustainability, indigenous epistemologies and scientific rhetoric, and decolonization strategies and governmentality. With international expertise made easily accessible, readers can observe and understand the rise and conflicted status of Arctic modernities, from the nineteenth century polar explorer era to the present day of anthropogenic climate change.

About the authors

Lill-Ann Körber is Post-Doctoral Fellow at the University of Oslo, Norway, and Associate Professor II of Modern Scandinavian Literature at the University of Bergen, Norway. Her publications include the co-edited The Postcolonial North Atlantic: Iceland, Greenland and the Faroe Islands (2014).

Scott MacKenzie teaches in the Department of Film and Media, Queen’s University, Canada. His many books include Films on Ice: Cinemas of the Arctic (co-ed., 2015) and Film Manifestos and Global Cinema Cultures (ed. 2014).

Anna Westerståhl Stenport is Professor and Chair of the School of Modern Languages at Georgia Institute of Technology, USA. She co-edited Films on Ice: Cinemas of the Arctic (2015) and has published extensively on Arctic, Nordic, and European culture, cinema, and literature.  



Reviews

“Representing a wide range of disciplinary backgrounds, the essays in Arctic Environmental Modernities come together to make a powerful argument for re-thinking common assumptions about the far north. This collection demonstrates how modern Arctic environments have been constructed in multiple ways through overlapping and often contested cultural, political and economic agendas.  The book offers valuable new perspectives to anyone interested in the contemporary Arctic, and makes a significant contribution to the field of Arctic studies.” (Adrian Howkins, author of The Polar Regions: An Environmental History)

“The editors are to be congratulated for putting together a splendid collection of essays tackling Arctic environmental modernities and doing so at a time when global interest in the Arctic is unprecedented. Now, increasingly, indigenous and northern communities in particular have to deal with the messy consequences of humankind becoming a geological agent in its own right. The Arctic is in crisis but this book also offers us some hopeful pointers for its future.” (Klaus Dodds, Professor of Geopolitics, Royal Holloway University of London, UK and co-author of “The Scramble for the Poles (2016))

Table of contents (15 chapters)

  • Introduction: Arctic Modernities, Environmental Politics, and the Era of the Anthropocene

    Körber, Lill-Ann (et al.)

    Pages 1-20

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  • The Disappearing Arctic? Scientific Narrative, Environmental Crisis, and the Ghosts of Colonial History

    Stuhl, Andrew

    Pages 21-42

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  • Petro-images of the Arctic and Statoil’s Visual Imaginary

    Vik, Synnøve Marie

    Pages 43-58

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  • Arctic Urbanization: Modernity Without Cities

    Nyseth, Torill

    Pages 59-70

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  • Cod Society: The Technopolitics of Modern Greenland

    Nielsen, Kristian H.

    Pages 71-85

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eBook 76,99 €
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Hardcover 96,29 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-39115-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Arctic Environmental Modernities
Book Subtitle
From the Age of Polar Exploration to the Era of the Anthropocene
Editors
  • Lill-Ann Körber
  • Scott MacKenzie
  • Anna Westerstahl Stenport
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in World Environmental History
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-39116-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-39116-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-39115-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 273
Number of Illustrations and Tables
2 b/w illustrations, 22 illustrations in colour
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