Whiteness and Postcolonialism in the Nordic Region: Exceptionalism, Migrant Others and National Identities

Whiteness and Postcolonialism in the Nordic Region: Exceptionalism, Migrant Others and National Identities

by Kristín Loftsdóttir, Lars Jensen

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ISBN-13: 9781134764426
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 02/11/2016
Series: Studies in Migration and Diaspora
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 194
File size: 16 MB
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About the Author

Kristín Loftsdóttir is Professor of Cultural Anthropology at the University of Iceland. She is co-editor of Topographies of Globalization: Politics, Culture and Language and author of The Bush is Sweet: Identity, Power and Development among WoDaaBe Fulani in Niger.

Lars Jensen is Associate Professor of Cultural Encounters at Roskilde University, Denmark. He is author of Unsettling Australia: Readings in Australian Cultural History and co-editor of A Historical Companion to Postcolonial Literatures: Continental Europe and its Empires.

Table of Contents

Contents: Introduction: Nordic exceptionalism and Nordic ’others’, Kristín Loftsdóttir and Lars Jensen; Colonial discourse and ambivalence: Norwegian participants on the colonial arena in South Africa, Erlend Eidsvik; Colonialism, racism and exceptionalism, Christina Petterson; ’Words that wound’: Swedish Whiteness and its inability to accommodate minority experiences, Tobias Hübinette; Belonging and the Icelandic others: situating Icelandic identity in a postcolobial context, Kristín Loftsdóttir; Transnational influences, gender equality and violence in Muslim families, Suvi Keskinen; Reading history through Finnish exceptionalism, Anna Rastas; Danishness as Whiteness in crisis: emerging post-imperial and development aid anxieties, Lars Jensen; Bodies and boundaries, Kirsten HvenegÃ¥rd-Lassen and Serena Maurer; Intimacy with the Danish nation-state: my partner, the Danish state and I - a case study of family reunification policy in Denmark, Linda Lund Pedersen; Aesthetics and ethnicity: the role of boundaries in contemporary Sámi and Tornedalian art, Anne Heith; Index.

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