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Acquiescence: fluid realities and planned retreat

Clark, Nigel (2010). Acquiescence: fluid realities and planned retreat. Reading Room: A Journal of Art and Culture, 4 pp. 42–59.

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Abstract

This article is part of a special edition which explores the theme of the ocean in culture and thought. It addresses the theme of global climate change in relation to recent artworks from New Zealand, Australia and the UK. The paper suggests that 'planned retreat' as a response to rising seal levels challenges modernity's core concern with 'advancement'. It argues that Pacific and other cultures with long histories of living with the turbulence of the ocean might offer insights to others about 'hospitable' ways of relating to 'strangers' and those in need in a time of rapid global change.

Item Type: Journal Article
Copyright Holders: Auckland Art Gallery
ISSN: 1177-2549
Extra Information: Issue 4 entitled Liquid State
Keywords: climate change; sea; art; islands; hospitality; Pacific; New Zealand;
Academic Unit/Department: Social Sciences > Geography
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: OpenSpace Research Centre (OSRC)
Item ID: 26417
Depositing User: Nigel Clark
Date Deposited: 19 Jan 2011 17:20
Last Modified: 26 Oct 2012 13:20
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/26417
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