Antarctica

Author: Paul Simpson-Housley
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134891202
Format: PDF, Mobi
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A scene so wildly and awfully desolate...it cannot fail to impress me with gloomy thoughts" - so Scott perceived the stark Antarctic landscape in 1905. Antarctica traces images of the continent from early invented maps of Terra Australis Incognita up to Amundsen's arrival at 90 degrees South. Approaching Antarctica from sea and then land, the book analyses the differing perceptions of beauty and terror experienced by explorers, the stories they brought back and the power of new images refashioned at home.

Antarctica

Author: Paul Simpson-Housley
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 0415082250
Format: PDF
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"A scene so wildly and awfully desolate . . . it cannot fail to impress me with gloomy thoughts" so Robert F. Scott perceived the stark Antarctic in 1905. Yet the environment is more than its physical appearance expectation and subjective response, as much as direct stimuli, play a part in perceptions. Antarcticatraces images of the continent from early invented maps up to Roald Amundsen's arrival. Paul Simpson-Housley approaches Antarctica from the perspective of both sea and land explorers, describing their differing perceptions as created by error and desire. Explorers returned with images of both beauty and terror. Simpson-Housley analyzes their writings in diaries, books and poetry. Developing this theme, and focusing on the realist paintings of Edward Wilson and the symbolic poetry of Samuel Taylor Coleridge, he discusses how artistic images were created from first-hand experience of the landscape, as well as contemporary reports and literature.

Die Unterwerfung der Welt

Author: Wolfgang Reinhard
Publisher: C.H.Beck
ISBN: 3406687199
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Sie kamen, sahen und eroberten – 600 Jahre lang haben Europäer die Welt erkundet, unterworfen und ausgebeutet. Doch zugleich haben sie zahllose Impulse für die Entstehung unserer heutigen Welt gegeben und empfangen. Denn die europäische Expansion war keine Einbahnstraße, sondern ein jahrhundertelanger Prozess der Interaktionen. In Wolfgang Reinhards monumentalem Werk hat die Vorgeschichte der Globalisierung zu einer einzigartigen Gesamtdarstellung gefunden. Der renommierte Historiker beschreibt von den frühen Anfängen der europäischen Expansion in Antike und Mittelalter bis zu den langwierigen Dekolonisationen des 20. Jahrhunderts einen weltgeschichtlichen Vorgang von gewaltigen zeitlichen und räumlichen Dimensionen. Ob er über die Handelssysteme in Asien berichtet oder über die künstliche Welt der Plantagen mit ihren Sklaven, über ökologische Folgen oder konfliktträchtige politische Hinterlassenschaften der europäischen Expansion, stets ist seine beeindruckend kenntnisreiche Geschichte spannend zu lesen und geprägt von dem Interesse nicht nur an den Europäern, sondern auch an – den Anderen.

Antarctica as Cultural Critique

Author: E. Glasberg
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137014431
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Arguing that Antarctica is the most mediated place on earth and thus an ideal location for testing the limits of bio-political management of population and place, this book remaps national and postcolonial methods and offers a new look on a 'forgotten' continent now the focus of ecological concern.

Antarctica as Cultural Critique

Author: Elena Glasberg
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 0230116876
Format: PDF
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Antarctica as Cultural Critique arrives at an auspicious time in history and on earth. Amid the centennial celebrations of the European 'race' to the last place on earth, Antarctica - a continent of ice lacking natives - is finally emerging as a center of global concern. Antarctica as Cultural Critique connects the ice of environmental crisis to its past as an impediment to progress through visualizations and photographs of what Ursula Le Guin calls the 'living ice.' Glasberg opens new ways of thinking human/ non-human divides that disturb assumptions about gender and progress under scientific management, and about attachments to a heroic past that does not take into consideration the radically non-human and shifting ontology of ice itself.

The Acadian Diaspora

Author: Christopher Hodson
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199910812
Format: PDF, Docs
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Late in 1755, an army of British regulars and Massachusetts volunteers completed one of the cruelest, most successful military campaigns in North American history, capturing and deporting seven thousand French-speaking Catholic Acadians from the province of Nova Scotia, and chasing an equal number into the wilderness of eastern Canada. Thousands of Acadians endured three decades of forced migrations and failed settlements that shuttled them to the coasts of South America, the plantations of the Caribbean, the frigid islands of the South Atlantic, the swamps of Louisiana, and the countryside of central France. The Acadian Diaspora tells their extraordinary story in full for the first time, illuminating a long-forgotten world of imperial desperation, experimental colonies, and naked brutality. Using documents culled from archives in France, Great Britain, Canada, and the United States, Christopher Hodson reconstructs the lives of Acadian exiles as they traversed oceans and continents, pushed along by empires eager to populate new frontiers with inexpensive, pliable white farmers. Hodson's compelling narrative situates the Acadian diaspora within the dramatic geopolitical changes triggered by the Seven Years' War. Faced with redrawn boundaries and staggering national debts, imperial architects across Europe used the Acadians to realize radical plans: tropical settlements without slaves, expeditions to the unknown southern continent, and, perhaps strangest of all, agricultural colonies within old regime France itself. In response, Acadians embraced their status as human commodities, using intimidation and even violence to tailor their communities to the superheated Atlantic market for cheap, mobile labor. Through vivid, intimate stories of Acadian exiles and the diverse, transnational cast of characters that surrounded them, The Acadian Diaspora presents the eighteenth-century Atlantic world from a new angle, challenging old assumptions about uprooted peoples and the very nature of early modern empire.

Antarctic destinies

Author: Stephanie L. Barczewski
Publisher: Hambledon Pr
ISBN:
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Focusing on the Antarctic explorers Robert Falcon Scott and Ernest Shackleton, this book looks at some of their most heroic expeditions, examining how and why their individual reputations have evolved over the course of the last century.