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Antropologicheskij forum, 2015, no. 25

 

A Review of JOHN MCCANNON, A HISTORY OF THE ARCTIC: NATURE, EXPLORATION AND EXPLOITATION. London: Reaktion books, 2010, 349 pp.

Anastasia Karaseva

European University at St Petersburg
3 Gagarinskaya Str., St Petersburg, Russia
akarasyova()eu.spb.ru

Abstract: This review analyses John McCannon’s A History of the Arctic in the context of other publications on the history of the region, and describes the challenges of this genre. These include the identification of regional boundaries; the absence of shared history in areas now considered to be integral parts of the Arctic, but which had previously not been politically or economically connected; the need for extensive expertise in multiple fields of knowledge, in order for authors to avoid mistakes and misinterpretations. Evidence of the need for such information is also provided, and the sources of this demand are explained.

Keywords: Arctic, history. raphical knowledge.

To cite: Karaseva A., 'A Review of John McCannon, A History of the Arctic: Nature, Exploration and Exploitation. London: Reaktion books, 2010, 349 pp.'Antropologicheskij forum, 2015, no. 25, pp. 157–164.

URL: http://anthropologie.kunstkamera.ru/files/pdf/025/karaseva.pdf