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Inspirations and Imaginaries

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Inspirations and Imaginaries

Original research, art, and interpretations of different experiences and explorations of Antarctica.

Antarcticness brings together disciplines, communication approaches, and ideas to explore meanings and depictions of Antarctica. Personal and professional words in poetry and prose, plus images, present and represent Antarctica, as presumed and as imagined, alongside what is experienced around the continent and by those watching from afar. These understandings explain how the Antarctic is viewed and managed while identifying aspects that should be more prominent in policy and practice.
The authors and artists featured in the book place Antarctica, and the perceptions and knowledge through Antarcticness, within inspirations and imaginations, without losing sight of the multiple interests pushing the continent’s governance as it goes through rapid political and environmental changes. Because of the diversity and disparity of the influences and changes the continent faces, the book’s contributions are carefully connected to provide a more coherent and encompassing perspective of how society views Antarctica, scientifically and artistically, and what the continent provides and could provide politically, culturally, and environmentally.

336 pages | 100 color plates | 6.14 x 9.21 | © 2022

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Orientated around the construct of Antarcticness, Ilan Kelman brings together a range of exciting scholars and artists to consider the contemporary Antarctic. In its diversity, originality and beauty it is a triumph. If you want to know why to care about the future of Antarctica, read it.

Alan D. Hemmings, University of Canterbury, New Zealand

Table of Contents

List of figures List of tables List of contributors Antarcticness beginnings Foreword Christiana Figueres and Musimbi Kanyoro 1. Proffering Antarcticness Ilan Kelman Part 1: Antarcticness living and partnership 2. Voyage into Antarcticness: A Photo Essay James A. Bradley with Thomas C. Boothby, Marc Neveu, and Virginie Galindo 3. Antarcticness at the Ends of the World Gabriela Roldan and Hanne Nielsen 4. Dealing with Antarcticness: The ABC of Effective Antarctica Teams Jan B. Schmutz, Pedro Marques-Quinteiro, Walter J. Eppich, and Mirko Antino 5. Island of Confusion, Frontier of Madness: The Agony and Ecstasy of Antarctic Base Life, 1942–82 Andrew J. Avery 6. The Land of Letting Go Jean McNeil 7. A decolonial perspective of Antarcticness Rosa Jijón 8. The Ant-Architecture of Religion and Spirituality in Antarctica Ellen C. Frye 9. The Southernmost Wilderness: Rhythms of the interior Antarctic expedition experience Wilson (Wai-Yin) Cheung 10. Togetherness for Antarcticness Madeleine G. Hann, Kristina Baltutis, Natalie Barefoot, Anne Charmantier, Anna Colucci, Carole Durussel, Amie Figueiredo, Stephanie Gardner, Hannah Laeverenz Schlogelhofer, Stephanie Langerock, Anna Madlener, Cindy Shellito, Karen Spenley, Betty Trummel, and Priscilla Wehi Interlude Haiku Interlude Ilan Kelman Part 2: Antarcticness knowledge and wisdom 11. The Antarctic Flags Project: A Flagship Outreach Campaign for International Cooperation Sammie Buzzard and Tun Jan Young 12. The Art of Interconnection: Meaning, symbolism, and Antarcticness in Antarctic solargraphy Adele Jackson 13. Discover, Arrive, Explore, Return Elizabeth Bradfield 14. Experiencing Antarcticness: Slow Tourists, Fast Penguins, and Timeless Landscapes Daniela Cajiao and Yu-Fai Leung 15. The World’s Greatest Laboratory? Antarcticness as the Relationship Between Antarctica and Science Iqra Choudhry 16. On The Edge of Antarcticness Emma J. Liu 17. Haunted By Antarcticness David Rosenthal Antarcticness continuing 18. Not Concluding Antarcticness Ilan Kelman Afterword Dwayne Ryan Menezes Index

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