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Power and Voice from the North

Distributed for UCL Press


Power and Voice from the North

Climate change and globalization are opening up the Arctic for resource development and exploitation. But what about the views, interests, and needs of the peoples who already live in the region? Featuring essays by both academics and Arctic peoples themselves, this new book covers the social, legal, political, geographical, scientific, environmental, and creative questions related to Arcticness and addresses the exceptional challenges faced by the Arctic region and its local communities. 

204 pages | 12 illustrations | 6 x 9 1/4 | © 2017

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Table of Contents

"1. Editorial Introduction: Shall I compare thee to an
Arctic day (or night)?
Ilan Kelman


2. Maintaining my Arcticness
Heather Sauyaq Jean Gordon

3. Conversations in the Dark
Larissa Diakiw (publishing as Frankie No One)

Poem: Tracking the Arctic
Funsho Martin Parrott

4. Radar observations of Arctic ice
Rachel L. Tilling, Tun Jan Young, Poul Christoffersen,
Lai Bun Lok, Paul V. Brennan and Keith W. Nicholls

5. Arcticness: In the making of the beholder
Patrizia Isabelle Duda


6. Arcticness insights
Anne Merrild Hansen

7. Reindeer herding in a changing world – a comparative
Marius Warg Næss

Poem: Aurora
Ilan Kelman

8. Energy justice: A new framework for examining Arcticness
in the context of energy infrastructure development
Darren McCauley, Raphael Heffron, Ryan Holmes and
Maria Pavlenko

9. Understanding Arcticness: Comparing resource
frontier narratives in the Arctic and East Africa
James Van Alstine and William Davies

10. Scopes and limits of ‘Arcticness’: Arctic livelihoods,
marine mammals and the law
Nikolas Sellheim


11. Continental divide: Shifting Canadian and
Russian Arcticness
Nadia French, Mieke Coppes, Greg Sharp and Dwayne Menezes

12. Imagining the future: Local perceptions of Arctic
extractive projects that didn’t happen
Emma Wilson, Anne Merrild Hansen and Elana Wilson Rowe

13. Editorial Conclusion: Arcticness by any other name
Ilan Kelman

Afterword: Within Arcticness, outside the Arctic
Vladimir Vasiliev"

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