Geo-Assembling Sustainability in Greenland

Klaus-John Dodds, Mark Nuttall

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In this chapter, we consider the geopolitics of sustainability in Greenland. Our discussion is premised on the argument that space is not simply a stage on which practices of sustainability are enacted. Materiality, objects, and networks of knowledge create multiple contexts for ideas about sustainability to emerge, circulate, play out and make themselves felt in particular places and in and between particular kinds of geo-assemblages. We use the shipping container, flight networks and critical infrastructure as our examples. By way of conclusion, geo-assemblage as concept highlights how sustainability stretches Greenland geo-physically but also geo-politically, as land, sea, air, and minerals become complicit in multi-scalar and multi-object sustainability projects.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Politics of Sustainability in the Arctic
Subtitle of host publicationReconfiguring Identity, Time, and Space
EditorsUlrik Gad, Jeppe Strandsbjerg
Place of PublicationLondon
Number of pages22
ISBN (Print)978-1-13-849183-0
Publication statusPublished - 15 Oct 2018

Publication series

NameRoutledge Series in Sustainability


  • Arctic
  • Greenland
  • Geo-assemblage
  • materiality
  • network
  • territory
  • sustainability
  • sovereignty

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