1. The extractivist paradigm - Arctic resources and the planetary mine Sverker Soerlin; Part I. Extractivism: 2. Patterns of Arctic extractivism - past and present Sverker Soerlin, Brigt Dale, Arn Keeling, Joan Nymand Larsen; 3. Extraction cultures in Svalbard: From mining coal to mining knowledge and memories Thomas Hylland Eriksen, Zdenka Sokolickoval Part II. Impact: 4. Scenarios and surprises: When change is the only given Annika E. Nilsson, Simo Sarkki; 5. Cumulative effects on environment and people Carl OEsterlin, Hannu I. Heikkinen, Christian Fohringer, Elise Lepy, Gunhild Rosqvist; 6. How should impacts be assessed? Gunhild Rosqvist, Hannu I. Heikkinen, Leena Suopajarvi, Carl OEsterlin; Part III. Affect: 7. Affective approaches - rethinking emotions in resource extraction Lill Rastad Bjorst, Frank Sejersen, Kirsten Thisted; 8. Extraordinary underground: fear, fantasy and future extraction Vesa-Pekka Herva, Teresa Komu, Tina Paphitis; Part IV. Community: 9. Remediating mining landscapes Anne-Cathrine Flyen, Dag Avango, Sandra Fischer, Camilla Winqvist ; 10. Heritage for the future - narrating abandoned mining sites Dag Avango, Elise Lepy, Malin Brannstroem, Hannu I. Heikkinen, Teresa Komu, Albina Pashkevich, Carl OEsterlin; 11. Mining towns in transition - Arctic legacies Judit Malmgren, Dag Avango, Curt Persson, Annika E. Nilsson, Thierry Rodon; Part V. Code: 12. Beyond mining: Repair and reconciliation Marianne Elisabeth Lie; 13. Postscript - Extractivism after the 'New Arctic' Sverker Soerlin; Index.
Overview of the 'new extractivist paradigm' which could bring viable futures for Arctic communities, including renewable energies, tourism, and science.
Sverker Soerlin is a defining voice in environmental history and a prize-winning author of scholarly and non-fiction books on intellectual history and on the history and politics of climate change. He has a career-long interest in natural resource extraction politics and history, and chaired Sweden's national committee for the International Polar Year 2007-09.