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dc.contributor.authorMcCorristine, Shane
dc.date.accessioned2018-06-13 23:55
dc.date.accessioned2019-01-11 13:45:08
dc.date.accessioned2020-04-01T12:41:09Z
dc.date.available2020-04-01T12:41:09Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.identifier651056
dc.identifierOCN: 1052106329en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/29971
dc.description.abstractVisitors to the Arctic enter places that have been traditionally imagined as otherworldly. This strangeness fascinated audiences in nineteenth-century Britain when the idea of the heroic explorer voyaging through unmapped zones reached its zenith. The Spectral Arctic re-thinks our understanding of Arctic exploration by paying attention to the importance of dreams and ghosts in the quest for the Northwest Passage. The narratives of Arctic exploration that we are all familiar with today are just the tip of the iceberg: they disguise a great mass of mysterious and dimly lit stories beneath the surface. In contrast to oft-told tales of heroism and disaster, this book reveals the hidden stories of dreaming and haunted explorers, of frozen mummies, of rescue balloons, visits to Inuit shamans, and of the entranced female clairvoyants who travelled to the Arctic in search of John Franklin’s lost expedition. Through new readings of archival documents, exploration narratives, and fictional texts, these spectral stories reflect the complex ways that men and women actually thought about the far North in the past. This revisionist historical account allows us to make sense of current cultural and political concerns in the Canadian Arctic about the location of Franklin’s ships.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::H Humanities::HB History
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::H Humanities::HB History::HBT History: specific events & topics::HBTB Social & cultural history
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::H Humanities::HB History::HBT History: specific events & topics::HBTD Oral history
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::H Humanities::HB History::HBT History: specific events & topics::HBTM Maritime history
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::J Society & social sciences::JF Society & culture: general::JFH Popular beliefs & controversial knowledge::JFHF Folklore, myths & legends
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::J Society & social sciences::JH Sociology & anthropology::JHM Anthropology
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::J Society & social sciences::JH Sociology & anthropology::JHM Anthropology::JHMC Social & cultural anthropology, ethnography
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::H Humanities::HB History::HBJ Regional & national history
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::H Humanities::HB History::HBJ Regional & national history::HBJK History of the Americas
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::H Humanities::HB History::HBJ Regional & national history::HBJQ History of other lands
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::H Humanities::HB History::HBL History: earliest times to present day
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::H Humanities::HB History::HBL History: earliest times to present day::HBLH Early modern history: c 1450/1500 to c 1700
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::H Humanities::HB History::HBL History: earliest times to present day::HBLL Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::H Humanities::HB History::HBL History: earliest times to present day::HBLW 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::H Humanities::HB History::HBT History: specific events & topics
dc.subject.otherarctic exploration
dc.subject.otherspectral arctic
dc.subject.otherdreams
dc.subject.otherghosts
dc.subject.otherClairvoyance
dc.subject.otherFranklin's lost expedition
dc.subject.otherInuit
dc.subject.otherJane Franklin
dc.titleThe Spectral Arctic
dc.title.alternativeA History of dreams and ghosts in polar exploration
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doi10.14324/111.9781787352452
oapen.relation.isPublishedBydf73bf94-b818-494c-a8dd-6775b0573bc2
oapen.relation.isbn9781787352450
oapen.pages326
oapen.remark.publicRelevant Wikipedia pages: Arctic - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arctic; Arctic exploration - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arctic_exploration; Clairvoyance - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clairvoyance; Franklin's lost expedition - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Franklin%27s_lost_expedition; Inuit - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inuit; Jane Franklin - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jane_Franklin
oapen.identifier.ocn1052106329


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