The mediated Arctic

Poetics and politics of contemporary circumpolar geographies

Edited by Johannes Riquet

The mediated Arctic
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  • ISBN: 9781526174017
  • Publish Date: Sep 2024
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
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    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN: 978-1-5261-7401-7
    • Pages: 352
    • Price: £90.00
    • Published Date: September 2024


    The mediated Arctic analyses the multiple relations between geography and cultural production that have long shaped - and are currently transforming - the circumpolar world. It explores how twenty-first-century cultural practitioners imagine and poeticise various elements of Arctic geography, and in doing so negotiate pressing environmental, (geo)political, and social concerns. From the plasmatic force of ice in Disney's Frozen films to the spatial vocabulary of circumpolar Indigenous hip hop, it addresses Arctic geographical imaginaries in a wide range of media, including literature, cinema, comic books, music videos, and cartographic art. The book brings together a plurality of voices from within and outside the circumpolar North, both in terms of the works analysed and in its own collaborative scholarly practice. The book bridges Indigenous and Southern mediations of the Arctic and combines different epistemologies to do justice to these imaginaries in their diversity.


    Introduction: Mediated Arctic geographies (at the centre of the map) - Liisa-Rávná Finbog and Johannes Riquet, with the collective authors of this book

    Part I: Mediating sensory geographies
    1 Mediating arctic soundscapes - Charlotte Coutu, Greta Ferloni, Johannes Riquet, and Philip Steinberg
    2 Sensory geographies of Arctic crime fiction - Malan Marnersdóttir, Maarit Piipponen, Jette Rygaard, and Markku Salmela
    3 Ambiguous geographies between water and land: mediating Arctic wetlands in scientific discourse, film, and television - Charlotte Coutu, Liisa-Rávná Finbog, Adelaide McGinity-Peebles, Johannes Riquet, and Timo Vesala

    Part II: Mediating environmental geographies
    4 Geographies of the future: entangled temporalities in Arctic climate change fiction - Anna-Tina Jedele, Juha Ridanpää, and Johannes Riquet
    5 Animated fantasies of ice in the Anthropocene - Heidi Hansson, Johannes Riquet, Markku Salmela, and Anna Westerstahl Stenport
    6 Salmon geographies: reimagining the Arctic in contemporary literature and visual art - Anna-Tina Jedele, Eeva Kuikka, and Jenni Niska

    Part III: Mediating decolonising geographies
    7 Decolonial cartographies: counter-mapping in the Arctic - Daniel Chartier, Hanna Guttorm, Britt Kramvig, Berit Kristoffersen, Johannes Riquet, and Philip Steinberg
    8 Arctic comic books: mapping circumpolar geographies panel by panel - Aviaq Fleischer, Scott MacKenzie, Johannes Riquet, and Anna Westerstahl Stenport

    Part IV: Mediating global geographies
    9 Arctic hip hop nation: rapping circumpolar geographies - Aviaq Fleischer, Juha Ridanpää, Johannes Riquet, and Ana Sobral
    10 The seal in Arctic documentary and global media since the 1950s: perspectives on Indigenous sovereignty, gendered geopolitics, and the European Union's seal regime - Scott MacKenzie and Anna Westerstahl Stenport
    11 Migrants, refugees, and Indigenous homelands: mediating displacement in cinematic geographies of the circumpolar world - Johannes Riquet and Anna Westerstahl Stenport


    Johannes Riquet is Professor of English Literature at Tampere University

    The mediated Arctic

    Edited by Johannes Riquet

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