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  • The Anthropology of Icelandby E. Paul Durrenberger; Gisli Palsson

    University of Iowa Press 1995; US$ 31.95

      The Anthropology of Iceland  presents the first perspectives on Icelandic anthropology from both Icelandic and foreign anthropologists. The thirteen essays in this volume are divided into four themes: ideology and action; kinship and gender; culture, class, and ethnicity; and the Commonwealth period of circa 930 to 1220, which saw the... more...

  • Finnlandby Rasso Knoller

    Ch. Links Verlag 2012; US$ 11.65

    Hauptbeschreibung Der typische Finne sitzt am See, gerade aus der Sauna gekommen, greift er als Erstes zum Handy. Vermutlich ruft er aber nur seinen Anrufbeantworter an. Denn er spricht nicht gern. Das kennt man ja schon aus den Filmen von Aki Kaurismäki. Und in denen trinken die Männer auch gern. Am liebsten Bier oder Wodka. Und viel. Dagegen macht... more...

  • The Scandinavian International Societyby Laust Schouenborg

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 145.00

    This book provides a comprehensive analysis of Scandinavia as a regional international society, including the Nordic Peace and the rise of the Scandinavian welfare state. more...

  • Around Iceland on Inspirationby Riaan Manser

    Jonathan Ball Publishers 2012; US$ 18.96

    South Africa?s best-known adventurer Riaan Manser takes on his toughest ? and coldest - challenge ever, to kayak around Iceland accompanied by Dan Skinstad, who suffers from mild cerebral palsy. Confronted by icy seas, raging winter storms and logistical nightmares, the two adventurers overcome daunting obstacles, including coming to terms with... more...

  • Kaupang in Skiringssalby Dagfinn Skre; Bjørg Stabell; Rolf Sørensen

    Aarhus University Press 2007; US$ 49.00

    In this, the first of six volumes, the main results of the excavations which the University of Oslo carried out at Kaupang 1998-2003 are presented. A completely new picture is put forward of the port that the adventurer Ohthere visited in c. 890. It is now clear that Kaupang was one of the four Scandinavian towns that were founded around the year 800.... more...

  • The A to Z of Denmarkby Alastair H. Thomas

    Scarecrow Press 2010; US$ 33.99

    The A to Z of Denmark relates the history of this successful country through a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, a bibliography, and hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries on kings, politicians, officials, explorers, authors, architects, composers, painters, astronomers, educationists, reformers, political parties, social movements,... more...

  • Scandinavian Colonialism and the Rise of Modernityby Magdalena Naum; Jonas M. Nordin

    Springer 2013; US$ 129.00

    ?                  ?In Scandinavian Colonialism and the Rise of Modernity: Small Time Agents in a Global Arena, archaeologists, anthropologists, and historians present case studies that focus on the scope and impact of Scandinavian colonial expansion in the North, Africa,... more...

  • The A to Z of Icelandby Gudmundur Halfdanarson

    Scarecrow Press 2010; US$ 33.99

    The A to Z of Iceland traces Iceland's history and provides a compass for the direction the country is heading. This is done through its chronology, introductory essays, appendixes, map, bibliography, and hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries on important persons, places, events, and institutions and significant political, economic, social,... more...

  • Names for the Seaby Sarah Moss

    Counterpoint 2013; US$ 17.95

    Sarah Moss had a childhood dream of moving to Iceland, sustained by a wild summer there when she was nineteen. In 2009, she saw an advertisement for a job at the University of Iceland and applied on a whim, despite having two young children and a comfortable life in Kent. The resulting adventure was shaped by Iceland?s economic collapse, which halved... more...

  • Family Upheavalby Mikkel Rytter

    Berghahn Books 2013; US$ 34.95

    Pakistani migrant families in Denmark find themselves in a specific ethno-national, post-9/11 environment where Muslim immigrants are subjected to processes of non-recognition, exclusion and securitization. This ethnographic study explores how, why, and at what costs notions of relatedness, identity, and belonging are being renegotiated within local... more...