Accepted Paper:

An ethnographic account of everyday mobilities in King George Island, Antarctica  


Juan Francisco Salazar (Western Sydney University)

Paper short abstract:

An ethnographic account of the relational, mobile, networked, and actor-centred geographies of place-making in King George Island, Antarctic Peninsula.

Paper long abstract:

This paper presents an ethnographic account of emerging Antarctic communities, mapping mobile and relational geo-cultural dynamics and the material interfaces that regulate mobility in/out of Antarctica. Drawing on critical socio-spatial approaches to conceptualizing place and the practices of place-making, the paper scales-down [or sideways] the discussion of Antarctic geopolitics to an ethnographic account of embodied and situated everyday mobilities in Fildes Peninsula, King George Island.

Panel P020
Polar mobilities: resilience and transformations (ANTHROMOB)