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Images of contemporary Iceland : everyday lives and global contexts

Author: Gísli Pálsson; E Paul Durrenberger
Publisher: Iowa City : University of Iowa Press, 1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Iceland tends to present an image of a homogeneous island population with a long and well-recorded history - an apparently ideal subject for anthropologists looking for neat boundaries, a self-contained culture, and a natural laboratory. Vigorously and refreshingly, the eleven essays in Images of Contemporary Iceland challenge this notion of the cultural and historical island with reference to ethnography and  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Images of contemporary Iceland.
Iowa City : University of Iowa Press, 1996
(OCoLC)605096414
Online version:
Images of contemporary Iceland.
Iowa City : University of Iowa Press, 1996
(OCoLC)630983222
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Gísli Pálsson; E Paul Durrenberger
ISBN: 0877455287 9780877455288
OCLC Number: 32893210
Description: vii, 274 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction / E. Paul Durrenberger and Gisli Palsson --
2. Whale-Siting: Spatiality in Icelandic Nationalism / Anne Brydon --
3. A Sea of Images: Fishers, Whalers, and Environmentalists / Niels Einarsson --
4. The Politics of Production: Enclosure, Equity, and Efficiency / Gisli Palsson and Agnar Helgason --
5. Housework and Wage Work: Gender in Icelandic Fishing Communities / Unnur Dis Skaptadottir --
6. The Mountain Woman and the Presidency / Inga Dora Bjornsdottir --
7. Motherhood, Patriarchy, and the Nation: Domestic Violence in Iceland / Julie E. Gurdin --
8. Premodern and Modern Constructions of Population Regimes / Daniel E. Vasey --
9. Every Icelander a Special Case / E. Paul Durrenberger --
10. Literacy Identity and Literacy Practice / Beverly A. Sizemore and Christopher H. Walker --
11. The Wandering Semioticians: Tourism and the Image of Modern Iceland / Magnus Einarsson.
Responsibility: edited by Gísli Pálsson and E. Paul Durrenberger.

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Iceland tends to present an image of a homogeneous island population with a long and well-recorded history - an apparently ideal subject for anthropologists looking for neat boundaries, a self-contained culture, and a natural laboratory. Vigorously and refreshingly, the eleven essays in Images of Contemporary Iceland challenge this notion of the cultural and historical island with reference to ethnography and theory, emphasizing instead the flow of cultural constructs in a global world. Focusing on Iceland's shifting, continually manufactured present, not its stereotypical past, the contributors in this spirited volume look at the changing images of Iceland as well as at the forces critical for this change: the chaotic flow of images and identities in the global context, cultural constructions of gender and landscape, the politics of custom and history, and the plurality of viewpoints. In these essays we hear the multiple voices of age, gender, class, and locale as they move through the landscapes of domestic violence, environmentalists, nationalists, tourists, fish-processing plants, presidential politics, and electronic media.

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