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Author Jakobsson, Sverrir
Title Studia Imagologica : Images of the North - Histories - Identities - Ideas
Imprint Amsterdam : BRILL, 2009
©2009
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Series Studia Imagologica Ser. ; v.14
Studia Imagologica Ser
Note Intro -- Images of the North: Histories - Identities - Ideas -- CONTENTS -- Acknowledgements -- List of Figures and Tables -- Notes on Contributors -- Foreword -- Images of the North: Address by the President of Iceland -- The Theory of Climate and the North in Anglophone Literatures -- Canada and its Images of North -- Food and the North-Icelandic Identity in 13th century Iceland and Norway -- People and Place in the Far North: A Vision of Life, Community and Change -- Of Whales and Men: Images of Iceland and the North Atlantic in Contemporary Whaling Politics -- Images of Thule: Maps and Metaphors in Polar Exploration -- Geared for the Sublime: Mobile Images of the North -- From Hell to Homeland: Eggert Ólafsson's Reise igiennem Island and the Construction of Icelandic Identity -- The Natural Resource Industry Visual Impact Paradox: A Perspective on Alaskan Imagery and Art -- Icelandic National Images in the 19th and 20th Centuries -- Images of the North from a Distance -- Inuit Symbols and Canadian Nationhood in the Imagined North -- Alaska's Eternal Frontier: Rural Masculinity and Landscape Nostalgia -- Cultivating Culture? Images of Iceland, Globalization and Multicultural Society -- The Use of Images in Aniconic Societies: Occultism, Protestantism and Imagination in Iceland -- Perfomances of Scale: Visual Culture and Site-Specific Art in the Trans-Alaska Pipeline Era -- The Wild Wild North: The Narrative Cultures of Image Construction in Media and Everyday Life -- Welcome to Anaktuvuk Pass! -- Remote, Rough and Romantic: Contemporary Images of Iceland in Visual, Oral and Textual Narrations -- Index
This interdisciplinary volume seeks to examine and explore the various issues surrounding image construction, identity making and representations of the North, as well as the interconnectedness between those issues. The aim is to elucidate the multiple aspects of the idea of the North, both as a mythological space and a discursive system created and shaped by cultures outside the North as well as from within.The objective of the research project Iceland and Images of the North is to elucidate several aspects of images of the North and to explore their functions in the present, focusing especially on Iceland. What effect have Iceland and its people had on images of the North, and how do those images influence the Icelanders and other nations? The project will be a cooperative, interdisciplinary undertaking by researchers in the humanities and social sciences
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Link Print version: Jakobsson, Sverrir Studia Imagologica : Images of the North - Histories - Identities - Ideas Amsterdam : BRILL,c2009 9789042025288
Subject National characteristics -- History.;Arctic regions -- History.;Arctic regions -- In literature.;Arctic regions -- Social life and customs
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