Antarctica and the Humanities

  • Roberts Peder
  • Lize-Marié van der Watt
  • Adrian Howkins

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxv
  2. Peder Roberts, Adrian Howkins, Lize-Marié van der Watt
    Pages 1-23
  3. The Heroic and the Mundane

  4. Alternative Antarctics

  5. Whose Antarctic?

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 157-157
    2. Alessandro Antonello
      Pages 181-203
  6. Valuing Antarctic Science

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 303-312

About this book


The continent for science is also a continent for the humanities. Despite having no indigenous human population, Antarctica has been imagined in powerful, innovative, and sometimes disturbing ways that reflect politics and culture much further north. Antarctica has become an important source of data for natural scientists working to understand global climate change. As this book shows, the tools of literary studies, history, archaeology, and more, can likewise produce important insights into the nature of the modern world and humanity more broadly.  


Antarctica Humanities History Geopolitics Science

Editors and affiliations

  • Roberts Peder
    • 1
  • Lize-Marié van der Watt
    • 2
  • Adrian Howkins
    • 3
  1. 1.KTH Royal Institute of TechnologyStockholmSweden
  2. 2.Arcum, Umeå UniversityUmeåSweden
  3. 3.Colorado State UniversityFort CollinsUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2016
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages History History (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-1-137-54574-9
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-54575-6
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