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Issue: 7.1: Fall 2008
Guest Edited by Lisa Bloom, Elena Glasberg and Laura Kay
Gender on Ice

Recommended Reading

This list contains only a sampling of Polar scholarship; it constitutes only a suggestive starting point, not an exhaustive survey.

"Arctic Discourses," Conference Papers from Tromso, Norway 2008.

Bancroft, Ann and Liv Arneson. 2003. No Horizon Is So Far: Two Women And Their Extraordinary Journey Across Antarctica. Cambridge: Da Capo Press.

Bergmann, Linda. 1993. "Women Against a Background of White: The Representation of Self and Nature in Women's Arctic Narratives". American Studies, 34:2: 53-68.

Bloom, Lisa. 1993. Gender on Ice: American Ideologies of Polar Expeditions. Minnesota: University of Minnesota Press.

Bloom, Lisa. 2006. "True North: Isaac Julien's Aesthetic Wager," in Isaac Julien: True North: Fantôme Afrique, edited by Veit Görner and Eveline Bernasconi. Hanover, Germany: Distributed Art Publishers, 42-45.

Bravo, Michael and Sverker Sorlin (editors). 2002. Narrating the Arctic: A Cultural History of Nordic Scientific Practices. New York: Science History Publications.

Brockmeier, Kevin. 2007. The Brief History of the Dead. New York: Vintage.

Cone, Marla. 2005. Silent Snow: The Slow Poisoning Of The Arctic. New York: Grove Press.

Dodds, Klaus. 1997. Geopolitics in Antarctica. West Sussex: John Wiley.

Farley, Rebecca. 2005. "By Endurance We Conquer: Ernest Shackleton and Performances of White Male Hegemony". International Journal of Cultural Studies, 8.2: 231-254.

Fox, William L. 2005. Terra Antarctica: Looking into the Emptiest Continent. San Antonio: Trinity University Press.

Frink, Lisa, Rita Shephard and Gregory Reinhardt. 2002. Many Faces of Gender: Roles and Relationships Through Time in Indigenous Northern Communities. Boulder: University Press of Colorado.

Glasberg, Elena. 2008. "Who goes there? Science, fiction, and belonging in Antarctica". Journal of Historical Geography, 34.4, 639-657.

Glasberg, Elena. 2002. "Refusing History at the End of the Earth: Ursula Le Guin's 'Sur' and the 2000-01 Women's Antarctic Crossing". Tulsa Studies in Women's Literature, 21.1: 99-121.

Glasberg, Elena. 1998. "The Last Place on Earth: Antarctica and Virtual Capitalism". Political and Legal Anthropology Review. 21.1, 65-76.

Grace, Sherrill. 2002. Canada and the Idea of North. Toronto: McGill-Queen's University Press.

Hansson, Heidi. 2008. "King Frost and the Ice Queen: Gendered Personifications of the North," in The European English Messenger - Volume XVII, Issue 1, 59-69.

Hansson, Heidi. 2006. "Bayard Taylor's Northern Travel and the Genders of the North," Edda 106.1.

Harper, Kenn. 1986. Give Me My Father's Body: The Life of Minik, the New York Eskimo. New York: Pocket Books.

Hastrup, Kirsten. 2007. "Ultima Thule: Anthropology and the Call of the Unknown", Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute (N.S.) 13, 789-804.

Henson, Matthew. 2001 (1912). A Negro Explorer at the North Pole: The Autobiography of Matthew Henson. Montpelier: Invisible Cities Press.

Herzig, Rebecca M. 2005. Suffering for Science: Reason And Sacrifice in Modern America New Jersey: Rutgers University Press.

Hill, Jen. 2007. White Horizon: The Arctic in the Nineteenth-Century British Imagination. New York: SUNY Press.

Hubbard, Mina Henson. 2008 reissue. A Woman's Way Through Unknown Labrador. Sherrill Grace, editor. Toronto: McGill, Queen's University Press.

Huhndoff, Shari. 2000. "Nanook and His Contemporaries: Imagining Eskimos in America Culture, 1897-1922", Critical Inquiry, 27.1: 122-148.

Huhndorf, Shari. 2001. Going Native: Indians in the American Cultural Imagination. Ithaca: Cornell University Press.

Journal of Historical Geography: Special Issue, "Science and Geopolitics: The International Geophysical Year 1957-8". 2008, 34.4.

Kafarowski, Joanna. 2005. "Everyone Should Have a Voice—Everyone is Equal: Gender, Decision-Making, and Environmental Policy in the Canadian Arctic". Canadian Women's Studies, vol 24, no 4, pp 12-17.

Kolbert, Elizabeth, and Spufford, Francis. 2007. The Ends of the Earth: An Anthology of the Finest Writing on the Arctic and the Antarctic, New York: Bloomsbury USA.

LeGuin, Ursula. 1982. "Sur". The New Yorker, February 1. Collected in Ursula LeGuin, Compass Rose, 1983, New York: Bantam, and in R. Wiegman and E. Glasberg, eds., Literature and Gender, 1998, New York: Addison-Wesley Longman.

Masika, Rachel. 2002. Gender, Development, and Climate Change. Oxfam Focus on Gender series, London: Oxfam.

McGrath, Melanie. 2007. The Long Exile: A Tale of Inuit Betrayal and Survival in the High Arctic, New York: Knopf.

Moss, Sarah. 2006. The Frozen Ship: The Histories and Tales of Polar Exploration. New York: Blueridge.

Nash, Mark. "Expeditions: True North and Fantôme Afrique," in Isaac Julien: True North: Fantôme Afrique, edited by Veit Görner and Eveline Bernasconi. Hanover, Germany: Distributed Art Publishers, 54-60.

Nef, Evelyn Stefansson. 2002. Finding My Way: The Autobiography of an Optimist. Washington, D.C.: Francis Press.

Nickerson, Sheila. 2002. Midnight to the North: The Untold Story of the Inuit Woman Who Saved the Polaris Expedition. New York: Tarcher.

Niven, Jennifer. 2004. Ada BlackJack: A True Story of Survival in the Arctic. New York: Hyperion.

Pálsson, Gísli. 2005. Travelling Passions: The Hidden Life of Vilhjalmur Stefansson. Lebanon, NH: Dartmouth College Press.

Pálsson, Gísli. 2004. "Race and the Intimate in Arctic Exploration" in Ethnos, vol 69:3, pp 363-386.

Robinson, Michael. 2006. The Coldest Crucible: Arctic Exploration and American Culture. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Shelley, Mary. 1818. Frankenstein.

Spufford, Francis. 1997. I May be Some Time: Ice and the English Imagination. New York: Picador Press.

Surgeoner, Joanna. 2007. "A Feminist Literary Cartography of the Canadian North: Women, writing and place in Aritha van Herk's Places Far From Ellesmere", Gender, Place and Culture, Vol. 14, No. 6, pp. 641658.

Walker, Gabrielle and David King. 2008. The Hot Topic: What We Can Do About Global Warming. Orlando: Harvest Books.

WISENET Journal. November 2003. Special Issue: Women in Antarctica.

Yusoff, Kathryn. 2008. Bipolar (symposium catalog). Manchester: Cornerhouse Books.

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