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Antarctica as cultural critique : the gendered politics of scientific exploration and climate change

Autor: Elena Glasberg
Editorial: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
Serie: Palgrave Macmillan's critical studies in gender, sexuality, and culture.
Edición/Formato:   Print book : Inglés (eng)Ver todas las ediciones y todos los formatos
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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. Glasbergtakes on persistent cliche;s 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
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Género/Forma: History
Tipo de documento: Libro/Texto
Todos autores / colaboradores: Elena Glasberg
ISBN: 9780230116870 0230116876
Número OCLC: 738335500
Descripción: xxviii, 174 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contenido: Introduction : on ice --
Antarctic convergence : the problem of Antarctic mapping --
Refusing history after Ursula K. Le Guin's "Sur" --
"Who goes there?" : science, fiction, and US national belonging in Antarctica --
On the road with Chrysler : virtual capitalism and empire without territory --
Photography on ice --
Sculpting in ice : climate change and affective data --
Epilogue : becoming polar.
Título de la serie: Palgrave Macmillan's critical studies in gender, sexuality, and culture.
Responsabilidad: Elena Glasberg.
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