Nordic Landscapes: Region and Belonging on the Northern Edge of Europe

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?Norden?-the region along the northern edge of Europe bordered by Russia and the Baltic nations to the east and by North America to the west-is a particularly fruitful site for the examination of the ever-evolving meaning of landscape and region as place. Contributors to this work reveal how Norden?s regions and people have been defined by and against the dominant culture of Europe while at the same time their landscapes and cultures have shaped and inspired Europe?s ways of life. Together, the essays provide a much-needed picture of this

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Overview

“Norden”-the region along the northern edge of Europe bordered by Russia and the Baltic nations to the east and by North America to the west-is a particularly fruitful site for the examination of the ever-evolving meaning of landscape and region as place. Contributors to this work reveal how Norden’s regions and people have been defined by and against the dominant culture of Europe while at the same time their landscapes and cultures have shaped and inspired Europe’s ways of life. Together, the essays provide a much-needed picture of this culturally rich and geographically varied part of the world.

 

Contributors: Ingvild Austad, Sogn og Fjordane U College; Gabriel Bladh, Karlstad U; Tomas Germundsson, Lund U; Jens Christian Hansen, U of Bergen; Kirsten Hastrup, U of Copenhagen; Leif Hauge, Sogn og Fjordane U College; Maunu Häyrynen, U of Turku; Margareta Ihse, Stockholm U; Ari Aukusti Lehtinen, U of Joensuu; Anders Lundberg, U of Bergen; W. R. Mead, U College London; Ann Norderhaug, Norwegian Institute for Agricultural and Environmental Research; Venke Åsheim Olsen; Anssi Paasi, U of Oulu; Helle Skånes, Stockholm U; Bo Wagner Sørensen, Roskilde U; Ulf Sporrong, Stockholm U; Nils Storå, Åbo Academy U; Arne Thorsteinsson.

 

Michael Jones is professor of geography at the University of Trondheim.

 

Kenneth R. Olwig is professor of landscape theory at the Department of Landscape Architecture of Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences at Alnarp (SLU-Alnarp).

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780816639151
  • Publisher: University of Minnesota Press
  • Publication date: 6/3/2008
  • Pages: 576
  • Sales rank: 1,164,176
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction Thinking Landscape and Regional Belonging on the Northern Edge of Europe Kenneth R. Olwig Olwig, Kenneth R. Michael Jones Jones, Michael

Denmark

1 Danish Landscapes Kenneth R. Olwig Olwig, Kenneth R. 3

2 The Jutland Cipher: Unlocking the Meaning and Power of a Contested Landscape Kenneth R. Olwig Olwig, Kenneth R. 12

The North Atlantic

3 Icelandic Topography and the Sense of Identity Kirsten Hastrup Hastrup, Kirsten 53

4 Land Divisions, Land Rights, and Landownership in the Faeroe Islands Arne Thorsteinsson Thorsteinsson, Arne 77

5 Perceiving Landscapes in Greenland Bo Wagner Sorensen Sorensen, Bo Wagner 106

Sweden

6 The Swedish Landscape: The Regional Identity of Historical Sweden Ulf Sporrong Sporrong, Ulf 141

7 The South of the North: Images of an (Un)Swedish Landscape Tomas Germundsson Germundsson, Tomas 157

8 The Province of Dalecarlia (Dalarna): Heartland or Anomaly? Ulf Sporrong Sporrong, Ulf 192

9 Selma Lagerlof's Varmland: A Swedish Landskap in Thought and Practice Gabriel Bladh Bladh, Gabriel 220

10 The Swedish Agropastoral Hagmark Landscape: An Approach to Integrated Landscape Analysis Margareta Ihse Ihse, Margareta Helle Skanes Skanes, Helle 251

Norway

11 The "Two Landscapes" of North Norway and the "Cultural Landscape" of the South Michael Jones Jones, Michael 283

12 The Landscape in the Sign, the Sign in the Landscape: Periphery and Plurality as Aspects of North Norwegian Regional Identity Venke Asheim Olsen Olsen, Venke Asheim 300

13 Changes in the Land and the Regional Identity of Western Norway: The Case of Sandhaland, Karmoy Anders Lundberg Lundberg, Anders 344

14 The "Fjordscape" of InnerSogn, Western Norway Ingvild Austad Austad, Ingvild Leif Hauge Hauge, Leif 372

15 The Agropastoral Mountain Landscape in Southern Norway: Museum or Living Landscape? Ann Norderhaug Norderhaug, Ann 401

Finland

16 Reflections on the Historical Landscapes of Finland W. R. Mead Mead, W. R. 421

17 Landscape Territory, Autonomy, and Regional Identity: The Aland Islands in a Cultural Perspective Nils Stora Stora, Nils 440

18 Landscapes of Domination: Living in and off the Forests in Eastern Finland Ari Aukusti Lehtinen Lehtinen, Ari Aukusti 458

19 A Kaleidoscopic Nation: The Finnish National Landscape Imagery Maunu Hayrynen Hayrynen, Maunu 483

20 Finnish Landscape as Social Practice: Mapping Identity and Scale Anssi Paasi Paasi, Anssi 511

Norden

21 The Nordic Countries: A Geographical Overview Michael Jones Jones, Michael Jens Christian Hansen Hansen, Jens Christian 543

22 Features of Nordic Physical Landscapes: Regional Characteristics Ulf Sporrong Sporrong, Ulf 568

Contributors 585

Index 589

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