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List of Figures

Preface: From Northern Lights to Fluorescent lights
Arthur Mason

Introduction: Arctic Late Industrialism: Extracting Value through Abstraction
Arthur Mason
This chapter is available open access thanks to the support of the U.S. National Science Foundation, Office of Polar Programs Arctic Social Sciences

Chapter 1. To Melt Away: Abstractive Sensations in Ice
Cymene HoweThis chapter is available open access thanks to the support of the U.S. National Science Foundation, Office of Polar Programs Arctic Social Sciences

Chapter 2. The Biggest, the Best, the Most, the Last: Creating Valuable and Vulnerable Resources in Coastal Alaska
Danielle DiNovelli-Lang and Karen Hébert

Chapter 3. Timescaping the Arctic with Real-Time Data: Challenges for Fishing and Oil Interests
Vidar Hepsø and Elena Parmiggiani

Chapter 4. Wild Lands, Remote Edges: Formations and Abstractions in Greenland’s Resource Zones
Mark Nuttall

Chapter 5. Forging Off-World Frontiers: Chinese Steel and Arctic Iron
Mia M. Bennett

Chapter 6. Constructing and Contesting Temporalities in the Mackenzie Gas Project
Carly Dokis

Chapter 7. Material Unconscious of the Earth: Extractive Ontology and the Invisible War in Siberia
Oxana Timofeeva

Chapter 8. Representation Without Resemblance: Graphical Expression in Hydrocarbon Industry
Arthur Mason

Afterword: Arctic Abstractions
Michael J. Watts
This chapter is available open access thanks to the support of the U.S. National Science Foundation, Office of Polar Programs Arctic Social Sciences

Index

Arctic Abstractive Industry

Assembling the Valuable and Vulnerable North

Edited by Arthur Mason

Afterword by Michael J. Watts

192 pages, 15 illus., bibliog., index

ISBN  978-1-80073-468-5 Hb Published (April 2022)

eISBN 978-1-80073-469-2 eBook