Arctic & Antarctic Regions

New eresource: Arctic & Antarctic Regions

The Scott Polar Research Institute with Cambridge University Library is delighted to have enabled online access to the database Arctic & Antarctic Regions to support the study and understanding of the polar regions which has been of such importance at the University since the establishment of the SPRI in the early 20th century.

Arctic & Antarctic Regions is the world’s largest collection of international polar databases.  With over 1 million records from 1800 to the present, Arctic & Antarctic Regions covers a wide variety of sources from multiple disciplines. Many sources are indexed only in Arctic & Antarctic Regions making it the best resource for research on cold regions anywhere, from temperate regions with cold winters to the Himalayas of Tibet.

Access Arctic & Antarctic Regions via this link or via eresources@cambridge or via LibGuides Databases A-Z.  Citations in the database will link to full text articles when these are subscribed; when the content is not subscribed a page will direct you to other options (print; Inter-Library Loan).

“First, personhood: Eveny conceptualise this emanation of your intention quite literally as a projection of yourself, which in the Eveny language is called your djuluchen. Ulturgasheva explains that a djuluchen is an aspect of a person which ‘departs ahead of its owner’ and arrives before the owner’s actual appearance: one part of your person arrives at your destination before the rest of you, and waits for the rest of you to catch up and reassemble into your full person. A djuluchen may occasionally reproduce unpacking noises as a sort of pre-echo, and even the shape and movements of the person as a kind of vision. We might see this as similar to the way people are teleported in some science fiction. Or more closely to the indigenous idiom, and to the slow and laborious reality of travel which concerns us here, we can say that different parts of you travel at different speeds, like the gap between a flash of lightning and the thunder which follows.”

Vitebsky, P. and Alekseyev, A., 2015. Casting Timeshadows: Pleasure and Sadness of Moving among Nomadic Reindeer Herders in north-east Siberia. Mobilities, v. 10, p.518-530. doi:10.1080/17450101.2015.1062298

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