Antarctica as Cultural Critique: The Gendered Politics of Scientific Exploration and Climate Change

Hardcover | October 30, 2012

byElena Glasberg

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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...

Elena Glasberg writes about visual arts, music, literature, and ice in publications including Political Legal Anthropology Review, Genre, The Scholar & Feminist, Journal of Historical Geography, New Zealand Journal of Photography, and Women's Studies Quarterly and teaches in the Writing Program at NYU.
Format:HardcoverDimensions:204 pages, 9.04 × 5.71 × 0.68 inPublished:October 30, 2012Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230116876

ISBN - 13:9780230116870

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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?