The Technocratic Antarctic: An Ethnography of Scientific Expertise and Environmental Governance

The Technocratic Antarctic: An Ethnography of Scientific Expertise and Environmental Governance

by Jessica O'Reilly

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780801456923
Publisher: Cornell University Press
Publication date: 01/17/2017
Series: Expertise: Cultures and Technologies of Knowledge
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Jessica O’Reilly is Assistant Professor in the Department of International Studies at Indiana University Bloomington.

Table of Contents

Introduction

1. The Imagined Antarctic

2. The Environmental History of the Antarctic

3. Sensing the Ice

4. Samples and Specimens at Antarctic Biosecurity Borders

5. Managing Antarctic Science in an Epistemic Technocracy

6. Tectonic Time and Sacred Geographies in the Larsemann Hills

7. Charismatic Data and Climate Change

Conclusion: The Technocratic Governance of Nature

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