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This ebook bargains a various and groundbreaking account of the intersections among modernities and environments within the circumpolar international North, foregrounding the Arctic as a serious house of modernity, the place the earlier, current, and way forward for the planet’s environmental and political platforms are projected and imagined. Investigating the Arctic quarter as a privileged web site of modernity, this e-book articulates the globally major, yet usually missed, junctures among environmentalism and sustainability, indigenous epistemologies and clinical rhetoric, and decolonization concepts and governmentality. With foreign services made simply available, readers can realize and comprehend the increase and conflicted prestige of Arctic modernities, from the 19th century polar explorer period to the current day of anthropogenic weather change.
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Arctic Environmental Modernities: From the Age of Polar Exploration to the Era of the Anthropocene by Lill-Ann Körber, Visit Amazon's Scott MacKenzie Page, search results, Learn about Author Central, Scott MacKenzie, , Anna Westerståhl Stenport