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Voices from the North : New Trends in Nordic Human Geography

Author: Jan Öhman; Kirsten Simonsen
Publisher: London : Routledge, 2016.
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One of the key points made in this volume is that despite the relative similarities between Nordic countries, specific academic developments have taken place that touch on the histories of Nordic  Read more...

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Voices from the North.
London : Routledge, 2016
(DLC) 2002028127
(OCoLC)50334248
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jan Öhman; Kirsten Simonsen
ISBN: 9781351875530 1351875531 0754634256 9780754634256
OCLC Number: 1035762749
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Cover --
Half Title --
Title --
Copyright --
Contents --
List of contributors --
Introduction: Is there a 'Nordic' human geography? --
Part I Production, Social Institutions and Local Development --
1 Localised capabilities and industrial competitiveness --
The Nordic context --
Firms and localised capabilities --
Globalisation, ubiquitification and the erosion of localised capabilities --
Knowledge creation as a response to ubiquitification --
Knowledge creation in the firm --
Knowledge creation through interaction in industrial systems --
Tacit knowledge, codified knowledge and ubiquitification --
Conclusions --
2 On the new economic geography of post-Fordist learning economies --
The global context --
Clusters and the competitive advantage of regions --
Innovation as culturally and institutionally contextualised processes --
Forms of knowledge and localised learning --
Types of regional innovation networks and systems --
Challenges from globalisation and the 'new economy' and the future role of regional innovation systems --
Conclusion --
3 Economy-culture relations and the geographies of regional development --
Debates in Nordic geography --
The economy-culture nexus --
Economy-culture relations within local settings --
North Atlantic localities --
East Central European localities --
Conclusion --
Part II Welfare State, Planning and Human Geography --
4 Welfare states and social polarisation? --
Poverty and Welfare State Regimes (WSRs) --
Welfare state regulation, types of regimes and social polarisation --
Family ideology, family formation and the welfare state regimes --
The regulation of the work life and the welfare state regimes --
The Regulation of Social Rights and Equality (RRE) --
Conclusion: Construction of a provisional model --
5 Does welfare matter? Ghettoisation in the welfare state --
Globalisation --
Welfare. Housing and segregation --
Social inequality and segregation in Scandinavia --
Conclusion --
6 Geography, local planning and the production of space --
A Swedish context --
An early human geographer --
Establishing a tradition: Central places and hinterlands --
The practice of the tradition --
The advancement of human geography --
Planning and the production of space --
Renewal of municipal planning in Sweden: A few main features --
Conclusion --
7 Everyday life and urban planning: An approach in Swedish human geography --
Two theories of everyday life: Dorothy Smith and Henri Lefebvre --
Henri Lefebvre --
The everyday world as problematic --
Examples of Nordic research pertaining to a perspective of everyday life --
The research group for the new everyday life --
Life-mode analysis --
The characteristics of everyday life --
Time-geography as a method for studying the everyday --
A time-geographic study of women's everyday life --
Urban planning from the perspective of everyday life --
The Swedish context: A discourse on everyday life --
Putting everyday life in order --
Changes in discourses --
An example of how the perspective of everyday life can be used in urban planning --
Finally... --
Part III Spatiality, Identity and Social Practice --
8 Geography, space and identity --
Spaces in identities --
Deconstructing 'identity' --
Identity and ideology --
Spatial identity and institutions: Regional administration reform in Finland as an example --
Contested territories --
Constructing the 'community' --
The 'provincialization' of regions --
Conclusion --
9 The embodied city: From bodily practice to urban life --
Some Nordic predecessors --
Practice and subjectivity --
Practice, body and space --
The embodied city --
10 Rural geography and feminist geography: Discourses on rurality and gender in Britain and Scandinavia. The contextual character of knowledge production --
Positioning ourselves in the theoretical landscape --
Rural idyll, gender idyll and urban-rural migration --
Conceptualisations of rurality and migration --
Gendered ruralities --
Rural idyll in Britain and the Scandinavian countries --
Gender idyll in Britain and the Scandinavian countries --
Complementary versus 'egalitarian' gender relations --
How to understand the Scandinavian image of gender idyll --
Conclusions --
11 Choreographies of life: Youth, place and migration --
The socio-spatiality of the life course --
Youth, home and venturing --
Place and 'home' --
Venturing --
Some implications for empirical studies --
Leaving home --
Youth and migration --
Concluding remarks --
Part IV Nature, Landscape and Environment --
12 In search of the Nordic landscape: A personal view --
Personal prologue: Finding Norden in America --
Creating a Nordic identity --
The particularity of Nordic landscape --
Joachim Frederik Schouw --
Henrik Steffens --
The historical background for Steffens' landscape concept: From landscape as polity to landscape as scenery --
The reconfiguration of the landscape picture --
Nordic landscape geography --
The renewal of Nordic landscape geography --
13 Samhällsgeografi and the politics of nature --
Introduction: Environmental turn in geography --
Biopolitics and environmental justice --
Communities, domination and the sense of justice --
Just geography? --
Part V Difference, Distinction and Power --
14 Racialization and migration in urban segregation processes --
The racialization of the Swedish city: A history and a geography --
The ideological field --
The political field --
The discursive field --
The spatial-material field --
The creation of 'Immigrant-dense' neighbourhoods: A dynamic model --
1. The proto-segregation phase --
2. Segregation-generated migration. 3. Institutionally-generated migration --
4. The network-oriented migration --
Conclusion --
15 'In visible city' --
Obsession with security --
The geography of fear --
The postmodern sense of insecurity --
Rise of the gated communities --
Exaggerated visibilities --
The eyes upon the street --
Expansion of panoptic discipline --
Gendered field of vision --
'The production of space' revisited --
Towards gender sensitive planning? --
Emotions, power relations and space --
16 Landscape of landscapes --
Index.
Responsibility: edited by Jan Öhman and Kirsten Simonsen.

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