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A place apart : an anthropological study of the Icelandic world

Author: Kirsten Hastrup
Publisher: Oxford : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1998.
Series: Oxford studies in social and cultural anthropology.
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This is an anthropological study of the Icelandic world. It explores the features of Icelandic society, culture, tradition and ideology in the 20th century.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Hastrup, Kirsten.
Place apart.
Oxford : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1998
(OCoLC)607102709
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Kirsten Hastrup
ISBN: 0198233809 9780198233800
OCLC Number: 37935069
Description: xi, 227 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm.
Contents: Prelude. ; I: KEYS. 1: Times past and present. 2: Ethnographic field sites. 3: The contact zone. ; II: ORCHESTRATION. 4: Tradition and ideology. 5: Landscape and memory. 6: Community and honour. ; III: THEMES. 7: Time: Uchronia. 8: Space: Remoteness. 9: People: Othering. ; Finale ; References ; Index
Series Title: Oxford studies in social and cultural anthropology.
Responsibility: Kirsten Hastrup.
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