publication . Article . 2013

Island Movements: Thinking with the Archipelago

Jonathan Pugh;
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  • Published: 01 May 2013 Journal: Island Studies Journal (issn: 1715-2593, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: University of Prince Edward Island
Abstract
Whether in Homer or Plato, Shakespeare or Huxley, throughout history, thinking about islands has shaped how we think about human nature and our place in the world. However, to date archipelagos have received far less attention. This is problematic because we live, increasingly, in a world of island-island movements and not static forms. Not only in the more obvious cases of the Caribbean, Hawaii or the Philippines but, as Stratford et al (2011) say, many ‘continental forms’ like Canada and Australia are in fact archipelagos composed of thousands of island movements. To this list we can add more manufactured archipelagos: wind turbine arrays, industrial oil and m...
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free text keywords: archipelago, Caliban, Caribbean, Derek Walcott, islands, metamorphosis, movement, spatial turn, Tuvalu, Physical geography, GB3-5030
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