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  • The Struggle for the Peopleby Ove Korsgaard

    Aarhus University Press 2008; US$ 24.95

    In this book Ove Korsgaard, the well-known scholar of democracy, examines how the concept people has changed throughout Danish history. Interpretations and uses of this notion have had dramatic influence on the building of the Danish society. The struggle of the people is the struggle for power in society. Until The Age of Enlightenment the concept... more...

  • Culture and Customs of Norwayby Margaret O'Leary

    ABC-CLIO 2010; US$ 55.00

    This thorough introduction to modern-day Norway and Norwegian culture shows the impact a small country can have on the world in terms of peace building, environmental issues, technological innovation, and more. more...

  • Landnahme-Mythos, kulturelles Gedächtnis und nationale Identitätby Marion Lerner

    BWV Berliner Wissenschafts-Verlag 2010; US$ 38.14

    Hauptbeschreibung Als sich Island zu Beginn des 20. Jahrhunderts von Dänemark löste und sich gleichzeitig tief greifende Modernisierungsprozesse vollzogen, intensivierte sich der Diskurs über eine isländische nationale Identität. Auch die Gründung von Reisevereinen wurde in diesem nationalen Kontext gedeutet. So nahmen die Akteure den Gründungsmythos... more...

  • An Introduction to Danish Cultureby Norman Berdichevsky

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2011; US$ 45.00

    For many non-Danish citizens of the world, Denmark remains an enigma. Too often confused with other Scandinavian countries, this southernmost Nordic nation has been characterized by stereotypes and cliches related to socialism, cradle-to-grave security, football, pornography, Hamlet, pigs, dairy cattle, and beer. This enlightening guide to Danish society,... more...

  • Images of Contemporary Icelandby Gisli Palsson; E. Paul Durrenberger

    University of Iowa Press 1996; US$ 29.95

    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 flowering... more...

  • Islam in Denmarkby Jorgen Nielsen

    Lexington Books 2011; US$ 89.99

    The 2006 responses to Danish cartoons depicting the Prophet Muhammad thrust Islam in Denmark into the news, but Danes and immigrant Muslims had been interacting for many years prior to this event. This volume is the first in-depth treatment of Muslims and Islam in Denmark, with a fine combination of ethnographic, historical, political, and demographic... more...

  • Wasteland with Wordsby Sigurður Gylfi Magnússon

    Reaktion Books 2012; US$ 39.95

    Iceland is an enigmatic island country marked by contradiction: it?s a part of Europe, yet separated from it by the Atlantic Ocean; it?s seemingly inhospitable, yet home to more than 300,000. Wasteland with Words explores these paradoxes to uncover the mystery of Iceland. In Wasteland with Words Sigurdur Gylfi Magnússon presents a wide-ranging... more...

  • The Xenophobe's Guide to the Icelandersby Richard Sale

    Oval Projects 2009; US$ 4.36

    A guide to understanding the Icelanders which takes an insightful, humorous look at their character and values. more...

  • Physical and Cultural Space in Pre-Industrial Europeby Marko Lamberg; Marko Hakanen; Janne Haikari

    Nordic Academic Press 2011; US$ 46.99

    Written by 19 scholars of history, archaeology, and ethnology, this book takes a multidisciplinary approach to European spaces of the past and the human agents within them. Prior to the Industrial Era, the geography of Europe posed problems but also offered possibilities for its people. Distances created obstacles to communication and state formation,... more...

  • Treasured Memoriesby Mats Burström

    Nordic Academic Press 2012; US$ 31.99

    In the autumn of 1944, around 70,000 people fled Estonia in the face of the Red Army's advance; most of them believed the Soviet occupation would be short-lived and they would soon be able to return home. A comprehensive study of a common yet neglected phenomenon, this book tells the stories of the hoards of valuable belongings hidden by these Estonian... more...