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Iceland and Images of the North
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With a radically changing world, cultural identity and images have emerged as one of the most challenging issues in the social and cultural sciences. These changes provide an occasion for a thorough reexamination of cultural, historical, political, and economic aspects of society. The INOR (Iceland and Images of the North) group is an interdisciplinary group of Icelandic and non-Icelandic scholars whose recent research on contemporary and historical images of Iceland and the North seeks to analyze the forms these images assume, as well as their function and dynamics. The 21 articles in this book allow readers to seize the variety and complexity of the issues related to images of Iceland.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. pp. 1-4
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  1. Title Page, Copyright
  2. pp. 5-8
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  1. Table of Contents
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Table of illustrations
  2. pp. ix-xii
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  1. Foreword
  2. pp. 1-2
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  1. Introduction: Imaginations of National Identity and the North
  2. pp. 3-22
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  1. Historical Images
  2. pp. 23-24
  1. The Emergence of Norðrlönd in Old Norse Medieval Texts, ca. 1100–1400
  2. pp. 25-40
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  1. Islands on the Edge: Medieval and Early Modern National Images of Iceland and Greenland
  2. pp. 41-66
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  1. The Greco-Roman Heritage and Image Construction in Iceland 1830–1918
  2. pp. 67-114
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  1. Old Norse Poetry and New Beginnings in Late 18th- and Early 19th-Century Literature
  2. pp. 115-156
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  1. Old Norse–Icelandic Literature and German Culture
  2. pp. 157-186
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  1. Racist Caricatures in Iceland in the Early 20th Century
  2. pp. 187-204
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  1. Monuments to Settlers of the North: A Means to Strengthen National Identity
  2. pp. 205-228
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  1. Images of the North, Sublime Nature, and a Pioneering Icelandic Nation
  2. pp. 229-254
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  1. Between Nostalgia and Modernity: Competing Discourses in Travel Writing about the Nordic North
  2. pp. 255-282
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  1. Contemporary Images
  2. pp. 283-284
  1. The Image of Iceland in the Local and Global Nexus of Whaling Politics
  2. pp. 285-304
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  1. Banking on Borealism: Eating, Smelling, and Performing the North
  2. pp. 305-328
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  1. Drinking in Iceland and Ideas of the North
  2. pp. 329-350
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  1. Nature, Nostalgia, and Narrative: Material Identity in Icelandic Design
  2. pp. 351-372
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  1. The Use of English in Iceland: Convenience or a Cultural Threat? A Lingua Franca or Lingua Detrimental?
  2. pp. 373-404
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  1. The Gender-Equal North: Icelandic Images of Femininity and Masculinity
  2. pp. 405-434
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  1. Staging the Nation: Performing Icelandic Nationality during the 1986 Reykjavík Summit
  2. pp. 435-460
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  1. The New Viking Wave: Cultural Heritage and Capitalism
  2. pp. 461-480
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  1. Foreign Fictions of Iceland
  2. pp. 481-512
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  1. The “North” and the “Idea of Iceland”: Contemporary Cross-Cultural Construction of Representations of Iceland
  2. pp. 513-530
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  1. Reflecting Images: The Front Page of Icelandic Tourism Brochures
  2. pp. 531-552
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  1. Nation-Branding: A Critical Evaluation: Assessing the Image Building of Iceland
  2. pp. 553-582
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  1. Notes on contributors
  2. pp. 583-588
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  1. Places, persons, people, institutions, and events mentioned in the articles
  2. pp. 589-612
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