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Voices from the North: New Trends in Nordic Human Geography

Voices from the North: New Trends in Nordic Human Geography

by Jan Ohman, Kirsten Simonsen
     
 
While contemporary human geography has widely acknowledged that knowledge has both contingent and contextual character, international literature has tended to blot out differences and reproduce hegemonic Anglo-Saxon discourses. Any interest in destabilizing such power-knowledge systems calls upon interventions from other voices. Nordic voices in particular have not

Overview

While contemporary human geography has widely acknowledged that knowledge has both contingent and contextual character, international literature has tended to blot out differences and reproduce hegemonic Anglo-Saxon discourses. Any interest in destabilizing such power-knowledge systems calls upon interventions from other voices. Nordic voices in particular have not been well represented in current human geography. This book redresses the balance by offering a unique assessment of the geographical research being undertaken in the Nordic countries and by demonstrating the way in which these voices contribute to international debate. It brings together a range of Nordic authors, each of whom has made a significant contribution to such debates, and considers the relationship between production and social institutions in local development. It also examines the ambiguous role of the welfare state in the Nordic countries, issues of social practice and identity and their relationship to spatiality, new approaches to landscape and environment, and the significance of difference and relations of power. Theoretical discussion, illustrated by empirical examples, reveals the interweaving in Nordic human geography of international affiliations and Nordic situatedness.

Editorial Reviews

Allan Pred
Voices from the North is a fresh, stimulating wind from the North. Combining pieces in keeping with a long tradition of applied research and work informed by a variety of poststructual and feminist theories, this anthology splendidly displays - yet again - that the "cutting edge" of human geography is not a monopoly of British and North American scholars. For many of the voices in question are not merely well-informed, but original in important ways.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780754634256
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
06/01/2003
Pages:
326
Product dimensions:
5.92(w) x 8.64(h) x 0.73(d)

Meet the Author

Jan Öhman, Associate Professor, Department of Social and Economic Geography, Uppsala University, Sweden Kirsten Simonsen, Professor, Department of Geography and International Development Studies, Roskilde University. Denmark

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