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Women and civilisation on ice
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2009 (English)In: Cold matters. Cultural perceptions of snow, ice and cold / [ed] Hansson, Heidi; Norberg, Catherine, Umeå: Umeå Univ. and the Royal Skyttean Society , 2009, , 87-102 p.Chapter in book (Other academic)
Abstract [en]
This article draws on accounts from the 1930s to 1990s by women who travelled in Antarctica. It aims to show that such accounts actually exist, despite alla the formal and informal obstacles that women encountered. Further, the objective is briefly to highlight the particular aspect of women representing themselves in relation to various conceptualisations of gender relations. In what manner do women interpret their own mission in relation to the actual stay in Antarctica? To what extent do they convey the impact of their doings of Antarctica's place-specific features? The landscape and scenery are totally dominated by one of the most severe climates on earth, including low temperatures and strong winds. No person, whatever their educational or professional background, visits Antarctica without being impressed by the climate and the geography. This particularity seems to provoke visitors into encoding the place with expressions of humanity, including gender relations.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Umeå: Umeå Univ. and the Royal Skyttean Society , 2009. , 87-102 p.
Keyword [en]
polar history, women in Antarctica, gender relations, travel accounts
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URN: urn:nbn:se:polar:diva-1090ISBN: 978-91-88466-70-9 (print)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:polar-1090DiVA: diva2:569226
Note

Source: Polardok by Swedish Polar Research Secretariat

Cold Matters launches the monograph series linked to The Journal of Northern Studies. This interdisciplinary journal concentrates on life in the northern parts of the globe, and is published by Umeå University and Sweden’s northernmost Royal Academy, the Royal Skyttean Society. ISSN 2000-0405

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