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Introduction to Nordic cultures

Author: Annika Lindskog; Jakob Stougaard-Nielsen
Publisher: London : UCL Press, 2020.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Introduction to Nordic Cultures is an innovative, interdisciplinary introduction to Nordic history, cultures and societies from medieval times to today. The textbook spans the whole Nordic region, covering historical periods from the Viking Age to modern society, and engages with a range of subjects: from runic inscriptions on iron rings and stone monuments, via eighteenth-century scientists, Ibsen's dramas and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Ebook version :
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Annika Lindskog; Jakob Stougaard-Nielsen
ISBN: 1787354016 9781787354012 1787354008 9781787354005
OCLC Number: 1125351513
Description: xiii, 230 pages : illustrations (some colour) ; 24 cm
Contents: Editorial Introduction to Nordic Cultures / Annika Lindskog and Jakob Stougaard-Nielsen --
Part I: Identities --
Viking-Age Scandinavia: Identities, Communities and Kingdoms / Haki Antonsson --
The North: Territory and Narrated Nature / Annika Lindskog --
Narrating Nations: Iceland and Finland in Texts / Haki Antonsson and Annika Lindskog --
Modern Experiences / Elettra Carbone and Jakob Stougaard-Nielsen --
The Nordic Welfare Model / Mary Hilson --
Part II: Texts --
The Trial of Bróka-Auðr: Invisible Bureaucracy in an Icelandic Saga / Richard Cole --
Nora: The Life and Afterlife of Henrik Ibsen's A Doll's House / Elettra Carbone --
Nordic Noir / Anne Grydehøj --
North Atlantic Drift: Contemporary Greenlandic and Sami Literatures / Kristin Lorensten and Jakob Stougaard-Nielsen --
New Scandinavians, New Narratives / Anne Grydehøj --
Part III: Images --
Nordic Nature: From Romantic Nationalism to the Anthropocene / Jakob Stougaard-Nielsen --
Emigration and Scandinavian Identity / Mart Kuldkepp --
Film and the Welfare State: Three Informational Films about Healthcare / C. Claire Thomson --
Stereotypes in and of Scandinavia / Ellen Kythor.
Responsibility: edited by Annika Lindskog and Jakob Stougaard-Nielsen.

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Introduction to Nordic Cultures is an innovative, interdisciplinary introduction to Nordic history, cultures and societies from medieval times to today. The textbook spans the whole Nordic region, covering historical periods from the Viking Age to modern society, and engages with a range of subjects: from runic inscriptions on iron rings and stone monuments, via eighteenth-century scientists, Ibsen's dramas and turn-of-the-century travel, to twentieth-century health films and the welfare state, nature ideology, Greenlandic literature, Nordic Noir, migration, 'new' Scandinavians, and stereotypes of the Nordic. The chapters provide fundamental knowledge and insights into the history and structures of Nordic societies, while constructing critical analyses around specific case studies that help build an informed picture of how societies grow and of the interplay between history, politics, culture, geography and people. Introduction to Nordic Cultures is a tool for understanding issues related to the Nordic region as a whole, offering the reader engaging and stimulating ways of discovering a variety of cultural expressions, historical developments and local preoccupations. The textbook is a valuable resource for undergraduate students of Scandinavian and Nordic studies, as well as students of European history, culture, literature and linguistics. --

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