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dc.date.created2015-04-23T13:21:46Z
dc.date.issued2015
dc.identifier.citationSpring, Ulrike Schimanski, Johan Henrik . The Useless Arctic: Exploiting Nature in the Arctic in the 1870s. Nordlit. 2015(35), 13-27
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10852/49778
dc.description.abstractWhat is the discursive genealogy of an ecological approach to the Arctic? Building on distinctions suggested by Francis Spufford and Gísli Pálsson, this article examines a specific juncture in the history of European–Arctic interaction – the reception of the Austro-Hungarian Arctic Expedition in 1874 – and traces the potential for ecological and relational understandings in what seems to be an orientalist and exploitative material. Examining the medial reception in Austria and in Norway, along with certain key texts in which Arctic wildlife is described, we find that the Norwegian reception of the expedition emphasizes practical issues connected with resource exploitation in the Arctic, while the Austrian reception mostly sees the Arctic as a symbolic resource with which to negotiate issues of identity and modernity. The Austrian discourse revolves around a set of paradoxical contradictions, the most central being those between materialism and idealism and emptiness and fullness; we argue it is the instability of such ambiguities which produces the possibility of a future ecological discourse.en_US
dc.languageEN
dc.language.isoenen_US
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dc.titleThe Useless Arctic: Exploiting Nature in the Arctic in the 1870sen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.creator.authorSpring, Ulrike
dc.creator.authorSchimanski, Johan Henrik
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cristin.unitnameAllmenn litteraturvitenskap
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dc.identifier.cristin1238715
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dc.identifier.jtitleNordlit
dc.identifier.issue35
dc.identifier.startpage13
dc.identifier.endpage27
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.7557/13.3423
dc.identifier.urnURN:NBN:no-53503
dc.subject.nviVDP::Kulturvitenskap: 060
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dc.type.peerreviewedPeer reviewed
dc.source.issn0809-1668
dc.identifier.fulltextFulltext https://www.duo.uio.no/bitstream/handle/10852/49778/1/1238715.pdf
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