The mobilisation of Antarctic research
Thesis DisciplineAntarctic Studies
Degree GrantorUniversity of Canterbury
Degree NameMaster of Antarctic Studies
This dissertation is concerned with how Antarctic research is made possible through complex and interdependent networks, institutions, and relations. It investigates the experiences, challenges, and concerns of a selection of Antarctic researchers and the conditions that enable them to conduct their research in addition to their participation within the Antarctic research community. Informed by material semiotic approaches, it is concerned with the enactment of Antarctic research through institutional and material structures and relations. Antarctic research becomes performed through a complex apparatus of interdependent networks. The issues and concerns raised allowed me to explore the materiality of research practices in the Antarctic, broader geopolitical contexts, knowledge practices and temporal implications for anticipated Antarctic futures.