1st Edition

Class and Colonialism in Antarctic Exploration, 1750–1920

By Ben Maddison Copyright 2014
    272 Pages
    by Routledge

    260 Pages
    by Routledge

    Between 1750 and 1920 over 15,000 people visited Antarctica. Despite such a large number the historiography has ignored all but a few celebrated explorers. Maddison presents a study of Antarctic exploration, telling the story of these forgotten facilitators, he argues that Antarctic exploration can be seen as an offshoot of European colonialism.

    Introduction; Part I Colonialism, Capitalism and the Discovery of Antarctica; Chapter 1 Colonialism and the Discovery of Antarctica; Chapter 2 Antarctic Exploration, Colonial Capitalism and Circuits of Necessity, 1776'”1850; Part II Class and Antarctic Exploration, 1750'“1850; Chapter 3 The First Antarctic Working Class; Chapter 4 Exploration as Labour, 1750'“1850; Chapter 5 Labour as Exploration: the Fur Frontier; Chapter 6 Antarctic Exploration and the Dialectics of Power; Part III Imperialism and the Heroic Age of Antarctic Exploration, 1890'“1920; Chapter 7 New Colonialism in Antarctica; Chapter 8 Work and Class in the 'Heroic Age'; Chapter 9 Concluding Reflections;


    Maddison, Ben