Die Weltmeere: Science und Fiction des Unerschöpflichen in Zeiten neuer Wachstumsgrenzen
2014 (German)In: Geschichte und Gesellschaft, ISSN 0340-613X, Vol. 40, no 3, 437-451 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Around 1970 the world’s oceans were not just another resource to be developed. They were the imaginary place of the inexhaustible, an unlimited reservoir of proteins, mineral resources and human living space, supplementing the exploited landmasses. This article argues that the sciences, technologies and politics of ocean exploration promoted the image of the earth’s biotic and abiotic matter as convertible and replaceable in perfect metabolic cycles. Human matter, the earth’s only excess living resource, was seen as feeding directly into these global supply chains and recycling systems. The eco-technological reorganization of the earth’s environment, based on biomass as the unit of community, opened a historically new dimension of the oceans in the global economy and ecology of flows.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2014. Vol. 40, no 3, 437-451 p.
Oceans Science Fiction Limits Growth Resources
Research subject History of Science, Technology and Environment
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-150826OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-150826DiVA: diva2:745600
Qc 201409122014-09-102014-09-102014-09-12Bibliographically approved