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Title Critical norths : space, nature, theory / Sarah Jaquette Ray, Kevin Maier editors
Published Fairbanks, AK : University of Alaska Press, [2017]


Description 1 online resource (viii, 336 pages) : illustrations, map
Contents Approaching Critical Northern Issues Critically / Sarah Jaquette Ray and Kevin Maier -- Whose Arctic? Who Cares? : Place, Responsibility, and Elegiac Purpose in the Eskimo Curlew Extinction Narrative / Elspeth Tulloch -- Raven's World : Eco-elegy and Beyond in a Changing North / Will Elliott -- "The Bear Who Began It" and the Metaphorics of Climate Change / Allison Athens -- Indigeneity and Ecology in I'upiat and Faroese Whaling / Russell Fielding -- Saving Polar Bears and Other Objects / Kurtis Boyer -- Bare Life and Bear Love : Masculinity, Capital and Arctic Animals in the Nineteenth-Century North / John Miller -- Northern Relations : Colonial Whaling, Climate Change, and the Inception of a Collective Identity in Northern Alaska and the Northern Atlantic / Chie Sakakibara -- Landscapes on Hold : The Norwegian and Russian Barents Sea Coast in the New North / Peter Hemmersen and Janike Kampevold -- Knowing Land, Quantifying Nature : Assessing Environmental Impacts in the Sahtu Region, Northwest Territories / Carly Dokis -- Writing in the Anthropocene from the Global North to the Global South : Mary Shelley's Frankenstein and Richard Power's The Echo Maker / Kyndra Turner -- Surveillance and the Self : Two Sami Filmmakers Explore Indigenous and Personal Sovereignty Crossing Sami Borderlands / Cheryl Fish -- Arctic Exposure : Nature, Race, and Regional Representation in Hollywood Film / Susan Kollin -- Understanding Landscape Change Using Oral Histories and Tlingit Place Names / Dan Monteith -- Prospecting for Buried Narratives in Wrangell-Saint Elias National Park and Preserve / Margot Higgins
Summary "For millennia, "the North" has held a powerful sway in Western culture. Long seen through contradictions--empty of life yet full of promise, populated by Indigenous communities yet ripe for conquest, pristine yet marked by a long human history--it has moved to the foreground of contemporary life as the most dramatic stage for the reality of climate change. This book brings together scholars from a range of disciplines to ask key questions about the North and how we've conceived it--and how conceiving of it in those terms has caused us to fail the region's human and nonhuman life. Engaging questions of space, place, Indigeneity, identity, nature, the environment, justice, narrative, history, and more, it offers a crucial starting point for an essential rethinking of both the idea and the reality of the North"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on October 19, 2022)
Subject Climatic changes -- Arctic regions
Indigenous peoples -- Arctic regions
Human ecology -- Arctic regions
North (The concept)
human ecology.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Anthropology -- General.
NATURE -- General.
Climatic changes
Human ecology
Indigenous peoples
North (The concept)
SUBJECT Arctic regions -- Environmental conditions
Subject Arctic Regions
Genre/Form Ressources Internet
Form Electronic book
Author Ray, Sarah Jaquette, editor.
Maier, Kevin, editor.
LC no. 2016045179
ISBN 9781602233201