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Record #180233:

South Polar imaginations and geopolitical realities: contextualising Otto Nordensjöld's scientific internationalism and its limits / Aant Elzinga.

Title: South Polar imaginations and geopolitical realities: contextualising Otto Nordensjöld's scientific internationalism and its limits / Aant Elzinga.
Author(s): Elzinga, Aant.
Date: 2007.
Publisher: London: Taylor and Francis
In: Antarctic Peninsula and Tierra del Fuego : 100 years of Swedish-Argentine scientific cooperation at the end of the world. Proceedings of "Otto Nordenskjöld's Antarctic expedition of 1901-1903 and Swedish scientists in Patagonia: a symposium", held in Buenos Aires, La Plata and Ushuaia, Argentina, March 2-7, 2003. (2007.),
Abstract: Discusses role of science as surrogate for colonisation in Antarctica, with particular reference to period 1895-1905 when expeditions were characterised by nationalist and imperialist agendas blended with international scientific motives, and 1905-14 when nationalist and imperialist motives dominated to general detriment of systematic internationally oriented research. Examines early explorers' and researchers' perceptions in relation to idea of acquisition of knowledge, and discusses geopolitical context of these perceptions and values. Comments on role of social class and different cultures in perceptions of landscape; ways in which individual explorers contextualised experience of Antarctic landscape and conditions; contrast between difficulties in publishing valuable scientific results brought back from Antarctica and booming whaling industry in Southern Ocean which followed Nordenskjöld's expedition; failure of International Polar Commission; and expeditions planned but never undertaken due to outbreak of First World War.
Notes:

In: Antarctic Peninsula and Tierra del Fuego : 100 years of Swedish-Argentine scientific cooperation at the end of the world. Proceedings of "Otto Nordenskjöld's Antarctic expedition of 1901-1903 and Swedish scientists in Patagonia: a symposium", held in Buenos Aires, La Plata and Ushuaia, Argentina, March 2-7, 2003 / Jorge Rabassa, Maria Laura Borla, eds.

Keywords: 91(091) -- Exploration, history.
93"189" -- 1890-1899.
93"190" -- 1900-1909.
93"191" -- 1910-1919.
5(091) -- History of science.
113/119 -- Attitudes to nature.
325 -- Colonisation.
327 -- International relations.
341.223 -- Territorial claims.
639.245.1 -- Whaling industry.
V -- History.
(*7) -- Antarctic regions.
(*80) -- Southern Ocean.
SPRI record no.: 180233

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