Arctic Archives

Ice, Memory, and Entropy

This pioneering volume explores the Arctic as an important and highly endangered archive of knowledge about natural as well as human history of the anthropocene.

Focusing on the Arctic as an archive means to investigate it not only as a place of human history and memory – of Arctic exploring, ›conquering‹ and colonizing –, but to take into account also the specific environmental conditions of the circumpolar region: ice and permafrost. These have allowed a huge natural archive to emerge, offering rich sources for natural scientists and historians alike.

Examining the debate on the notion of (›natural‹) archive, the cultural semantics and historicity of the meaning of concepts like ›warm‹, ›cold‹, ›freezing‹ and ›melting‹ as well as various works of literature, art and science on Arctic topics, this volume brings together literary scholars, historians of knowledge and philosophy, art historians, media theorists and archivologists.

€39.99 *

2019-07-27, ca. 350 pages
ISBN: 978-3-8376-4656-6

This product will be released at 27 July 2019

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Susi K. Frank

Susi K. Frank, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Deutschland

Kjetil Jakobsen

Kjetil Jakobsen, Nord Universitet Bodo, Norwegen

Author(s)
Susi K. Frank / Kjetil Jakobsen (eds.)
Book title
Arctic Archives Ice, Memory, and Entropy
Publisher
transcript Verlag
Pages
ca. 350
Features
kart.
ISBN
978-3-8376-4656-6
Commodity Group
1510
BIC-Code
JFC RNT HBTB
BISAC-Code
SOC022000 SOC015000 HIS054000
THEMA-Code
JBCC RNT NHTB
Release date
2019-07-27
Edition
1
Topics
Kulturgeschichte, Erinnerungskultur, Natur
Readership
Arctic Studies, Archivology, Comparative Literatures, Media Studies, Eco Studies, Cultural Studies
Keywords/Tags
Arctic, Cultural History, Eco Studies, Anthropocene, Cultural Semantics, Archaeology, Memory Culture, Nature, Human Ecology, Philosophy of History, Cultural Studies

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