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Antarctica as Cultural Critique: The Gendered Politics of Scientific Exploration and Climate Change (Critical Studies in Gender, Sexuality, and Culture)

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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.

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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.

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Beginning with what was once the "last place on earth," this book redirects discussions within the history of exploration and of globalization. Glasberg takes on persistent clichés of Antarctica as exceptional territory for masculine heroics, untouched wilderness, utopia for international science, or symbol of hope for capitalism or a post-ecological future. Arguing that Antarctica is the most mediated place on earth and thus an ideal location for testing the limits of biopolitical 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.

About the Author

Elena Glasberg is a Lecturer in the Writing Program at Princeton University.

Table of Contents

'Antarctic Convergence' and the End of the Grid

Gender and the Absent Native of Antarctic History

'Sculpting in Ice': Affective Data and the Market Flow

Roads To Pole: Territorialization Without Territory and Post Ecological Architecture

Blanking the Landscape and Disaster Capitalism

The 100th Anniversary of Antarctica's Discovery: Time to Celebrate?

Product Details

ISBN:
9780230116870
Author:
Glasberg, Elena
Publisher:
Palgrave MacMillan
Subject:
Gender Studies
Subject:
Human Geography
Subject:
Sociology - General
Publication Date:
20121031
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
15 b/w illustrations
Pages:
204
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 in 1 lb

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Gender Studies » General
History and Social Science » Military » Strategy Tactics and Deception
History and Social Science » Sociology » General
Science and Mathematics » Environmental Studies » Environment

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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.
"Synopsis" by ,

Beginning with what was once the "last place on earth," this book redirects discussions within the history of exploration and of globalization. Glasberg takes on persistent clichés of Antarctica as exceptional territory for masculine heroics, untouched wilderness, utopia for international science, or symbol of hope for capitalism or a post-ecological future. Arguing that Antarctica is the most mediated place on earth and thus an ideal location for testing the limits of biopolitical 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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