This book analyses the applicability of postcolonial theories and contemporary issues, and also revisits previously tackled cultural, social and literary phenomena. The contributions examine contemporary social, economic and cultural processes. The authors look back at older cultural texts, coming from either former colonies or former colonisers. They furthermore refer to the fact that theories of postcolonialism are currently more frequently applied to study countries originally not classified as colonial. They attempt to define and explain the experiences of the native peoples of colonial territories in various historical situations of dependence.
The Long Road to the South Pole: Post-colonial Antarctica (Johanna Grabow)
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The Long Road to the South Pole: Post-colonial Antarctica
Abstract: The article aims to integrate Antarctica into the post-colonial discourse. It examines various engagements, such as Richard E. Byrd’s exploration work. The strategic placement of research stations, the Antarctic Treaty and the ubiquitous role of science on the continent is furthermore evaluated with regard to postcolonial perspectives.
Key words: geopolitics, exploration, Antarctica, expeditions, research stations.
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