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Studying Arctic Fields Cultures, Practices, and Environmental Sciences

By: Richard C Powell(Author)
264 pages, 27 photos, 4 maps
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In recent years the circumpolar region has emerged as the key to understanding global climate change. The plight of the polar bear, resource extraction debates, indigenous self-determination, and competing definitions of sovereignty among Arctic nation-states have brought the northernmost part of the planet to the forefront of public consideration. Yet little is reported about the social world of environmental scientists in the Arctic. What happens at the isolated sites where experts seek to answer the most pressing questions facing the future of humanity?

Portraying the social lives of scientists at Resolute in Nunavut and their interactions with logistical staff and Inuit, Richard Powell demonstrates that the scientific community is structured along power differentials in response to gender, class, and race. To explain these social dynamics the author examines the history and vision of the Government of Canada's Polar Continental Shelf Program and John Diefenbaker's "Northern Vision", combining ethnography with wider discourses on nationalism, identity, and the postwar evolution of scientific sovereignty in the high Arctic. By revealing an expanded understanding of the scientific life as it relates to politics, history, and cultures, Studying Arctic Fields articulates a new theory of field research.

Advocating for a greater appreciation of science in the remote parts of the world, Studying Arctic Fields is an innovative approach to anthropology, environmental inquiry, and geography, and a landmark statement on Arctic science as a social practice.

Contents

Figures | xiii
Prologue | xv
Acknowledgments | xvii

Introduction | 3
1. Scientific Sovereignty, Nordicity, and the Canadian Nation | 27
2. Between Observation and Experiment in Arctic Fieldwork | 54
3. Base Cultures: The Spatial Organization of a Research Station | 76
4. Performing the Arctic Scientific Human | 98
5. Canada Day in Qausuittuq: Dramatizing Inuit Encounters | 125
6. Emotional Practices and Play: The Quotidian Provenance of Logistics | 150
7. Hidden Voices? Competing Visions and the Everyday Governance of Arctic Science | 163
Epilogue: Requiem for a Canadian Arctic? | 188

Note on Methodology, Sources, and Research Ethics | 193
Notes | 197
References | 215
Index | 233

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Biography

Richard C. Powell is university lecturer in the Scott Polar Research Institute and Department of Geography at the University of Cambridge.

By: Richard C Powell(Author)
264 pages, 27 photos, 4 maps
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"Studying Arctic Fields is expertly researched, well-situated in the literature on the history and philosophy of science, and is engaging and well-written. There are no other works on a similar topic and it will engage a broad readership."
– David G. Anderson, University of Aberdeen

"Portraying the social lives of scientists in Resolute, Nunavut, and their interactions with logistical staff and Inuit, Richard Powell demonstrates that the scientific community is structured along power differentials in response to gender, class, and race. To explain these social dynamics, the author examines the history and vision of the Government of Canada's Polar Continental Shelf Program and John Diefenbaker's "Northern Vision", combining ethnography with wider discourses on nationalism, identity, and the postwar evolution of scientific sovereignty in the High Arctic. By revealing an expanded understanding of the scientific life as it relates to politics, history, and cultures, Studying Arctic Fields articulates a new theory of field research."
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