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Islandology : geography, rhetoric, politics

Author: Marc Shell
Publisher: Stanford, California : Stanford University Press, [2014]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Islandology is a fast-paced, fact-filled comparative essay in critical topography and cultural geography that cuts across different cultures and argues for a world of islands. The book explores the logical consequences of geographic place for the development of philosophy and the study of limits (Greece) and for the establishment of North Sea democracy (England and Iceland), explains the location of military  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Marc Shell
ISBN: 9780804786294 0804786291 9780804789264 0804789266
OCLC Number: 843858301
Description: xiii, 361 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Defining islands and isolating definition --
Horizontal and vertical --
Animate swimmers and inanimate floaters --
Material substance and state of matter --
Cities in straits --
Naming and sovereignty --
Utopias and laboratory hypotheses --
Politics, philosophy, epic drama --
The distracted globe --
Island words --
Dire straits --
Liberty --
Hamlet is Germany --
The region of illusion --
Building for a future --
Postamble.
Responsibility: Marc Shell.

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A fast-paced, fact-filled comparative essay in critical topography and cultural geography that cuts across the "islandologies" of different cultures and argues for a world of islands.  Read more...

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