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The Lure of Island Studies: a cross-disciplinary perspective

Lookup NU author(s): Professor Jonathan Pugh



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This chapter takes the form of a cross-disciplinary conversation between an island archaeologist and an island geographer. We explore the contemporary state of island studies across and between our respective disciplines, as well as engaging key con- temporary island debates surrounding conceptualisations of islands, island relations, deep time, the Anthropocene, resilience and indigeneity. We conclude with important suggestions for a more inter- disciplinary approach to island studies, given how the figure of the island itself has moved from the periphery to the centre of so many high-profile contemporary debates, especially those concerning trans- forming planetary conditions and the Anthropocene.

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Author(s): Dawson H, Pugh J

Editor(s): Dierksmeier,L;Schön,F;Kouremenos,A;Condit,A;Palmowski,V

Publication type: Book Chapter

Publication status: Published

Book Title: European Islands Between Isolated and Interconnected Life Worlds: Interdisciplinary Long-Term Perspectives

Year: 2021

Pages: 33-52

Print publication date: 16/02/2022

Acceptance date: 06/12/2021

Publisher: University of Tubingen Press

Library holdings: Search Newcastle University Library for this item

ISBN: 9783947251452