Making the action visible: making environments in northern landscapes

in Northscapes: History, Technology & the Making of Northern Environments (University of British Columbia Press, 2013)

Co-authored with Sverker Sörlin

This essay, which is the introduction to the volume, first situates the “North” as a hard to define entity–something more than Arctic but not clearly defined by a line on the map. We then argue that the environments of the North are constructed over time actively by technology.

The text is available as a sample chapter(minus the last few pages of notes) from the press here.

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