Arctic Environmental Modernities

From the Age of Polar Exploration to the Era of the Anthropocene

  • Lill-Ann Körber
  • Scott MacKenzie
  • Anna Westerståhl Stenport

Part of the Palgrave Studies in World Environmental History book series (PSWEH)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Lill-Ann Körber, Scott MacKenzie, Anna Westerståhl Stenport
    Pages 1-20
  3. Kristian H. Nielsen
    Pages 71-85
  4. Ann-Sofie Nielsen Gremaud
    Pages 197-213
  5. Nina Wormbs, Sverker Sörlin
    Pages 247-261
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 263-273

About this book


This book offers a diverse and groundbreaking account of the intersections between modernities and environments in the circumpolar global North, foregrounding the Arctic as a critical space of modernity, where the past, present, and future of the planet’s environmental and political systems are projected and imagined. Investigating the Arctic region as a privileged site of modernity, this book articulates the globally significant, but often overlooked, junctures between environmentalism and sustainability, indigenous epistemologies and scientific rhetoric, and decolonization strategies and governmentality. With international expertise made easily accessible, readers can observe and understand the rise and conflicted status of Arctic modernities, from the nineteenth century polar explorer era to the present day of anthropogenic climate change.


Environmental History World History Environmental Science Climate change Greenland

Editors and affiliations

  • Lill-Ann Körber
    • 1
  • Scott MacKenzie
    • 2
  • Anna Westerståhl Stenport
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Linguistics and Scandinavian StudiesUniversity of OsloOsloNorway
  2. 2.Department of Film and MediaQueen’s UniversityKingstonCanada
  3. 3.School of Modern LanguagesGeorgia Institute of TechnologyAtlantaUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2017
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages History History (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-39115-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-39116-8
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