Drawing on the notion of fissure to foreground the elemental and more-than-human qualities of territory, Dodds reflects on what is at stake when ice, land, air, and water crack up and scramble established imaginative legacies of place fram- ing. In the two Cold War–era vignettes he presents, on secret subterranean operation Camp Century/Project Ice Worm and the uss Skate submarine, the Greenlandic ice sheet ultimately proved to be a noncompliant and undomes- ticated partner. Geopolitical forays into the Arctic—an increasingly attractive site of resource extraction and global navigation given the compounding effects of climate change—have underscored the complex and materially recalcitrant nature of the region, neither solid nor liquid.
|Title of host publication||Voluminous States|
|Subtitle of host publication||Sovereignty, Materiality, and the Territorial Imagination|
|Place of Publication||Durham|
|Publisher||Duke University Press|
|Number of pages||15|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jul 2020|