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Mapping Ultima Thule

Representations of North Greenland in the Expedition Accounts of Knud Rasmussen

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Agata Lubowicka

The book addresses the relationship between the literary representations of North Greenland and the Inughuit people in Knud Rasmussen’s expedition accounts The New People and My Travel Diary and the historical process of Danish colonization of North Greenland. The aim of reading both works is to demonstrate the ambivalence in representing North Greenland and the Inughuit, and, through this, to prove the existence of common mechanisms and cultural practices connected to mapping of the Other in a situation of asymmetric power relations. Applying a textual approach founded on colonial discourse analysis, the reading proves that literary mappings of geography and identity can never be stable, as they are in the state of constant transformation, perpetually recontextualized and reinvented.

BIC Classifications

  • Biography & True Stories (B)
  • Language (C)
    • linguistics (CF)
      • Semantics, discourse analysis, etc (CFG)
  • Literature & literary studies (D)
    • Prose: non-fiction (DN)
  • Society & social sciences (J)
    • Sociology & anthropology (JH)
      • Anthropology (JHM)
        • Social & cultural anthropology, ethnography (JHMC)
  • Geographical (1)
    • Europe (1D)
      • Northern Europe, Scandinavia (1DN)
        • Denmark (1DND)
    • Other geographical groupings, oceans & seas (1Q)
      • Climatic regions (1QM)
        • Polar regions (1QMP)

BISAC Classifications

  • Foreign Language Study (FOR)
    • FOREIGN LANGUAGE STUDY / General (FOR000000)
  • Language Arts & Disciplines (LAN)
    • LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / General (LAN000000)
    • LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General (LAN009000)
  • Literary Criticism (LIT)
    • LITERARY CRITICISM / European / Scandinavian (LIT004250)
  • Social Science (SOC)
    • Anthropology (SOC002)
      • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Anthropology / General (SOC002000)

THEMA Classifications

  • Language & Linguistics (C)
    • Linguistics (CF)
      • Semantics, discourse analysis, stylistics (CFG)
  • Biography, Literature & Literary studies (D)
  • Society & Social Sciences (J)
    • Sociology & anthropology (JH)
      • Anthropology (JHM)
        • Social & cultural anthropology (JHMC)
  • Geographical qualifiers (1)
    • Europe (1D)
      • Northern Europe, Scandinavia (1DN)
        • Denmark (1DND)
    • Other geographical groupings, Oceans & seas (1Q)
      • Climatic regions (1QM)
        • Polar regions (1QMP)