The High North in a Time of Transition collects multiple perspectives on the lives of people in the High North of Norway at a point when the petroleum boom is no longer the dominant cultural feature of the region. Utilizing constructivist grounded theory, the volume contains a rich variety of narrative accounts of fieldwork conducted with those living above the Arctic circle in the city of Bodø. The book will be of interest to scholars from fields including anthropology, narrative theory, and Arctic and Scandinavian studies.
Table of Contents
Prologue: The Great Blue 1. The High North in a Time of Transition: Gutsy Narratives and Wild Observations 2. Transcending the Shame and Stigma of Sexual Assault 3. The Making of a Whistle Blower 4. From Authenticity to Undertow: The Experiences of a Couch Surfer in Norway 5. From Panic to Power: Mental Healthcare and Support in High North Norway 6. Diffusing the Soul of the North 7. Mobb Deep Comes to Town 8. Conspicuous Art and Anonymous Artists 9. Crossing Cultures and Making Markets 10. Refugees living in Suspense in Bodø 11. Refining the Value of a Barrel of Whiskey 12. A Ride Home: Observations from the downs syndrome community 13. Four-Day Magic: Finding help and Healing for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder 14. A Homeboy in the High North: Seeking and Finding Black Culture in Norway 15. From Baker Montana to Hellesylt: Reclaiming Lost Heritage 16. Rising through the Ranks, and the Loss of Meaning 17. “If it has a happy ending, it’s not Norwegian” 18. Cohabitation in a Norwegian way 19. Domestic Violence in the High North of Norway 20. Summary and Analysis
Frode Soelberg is Associate Professor in Marketing and Entrepreneurship, and Head of the MBA programs at the Nord University Business School, Norway.
Larry Browning is a Professor in Management at Nord University Business School, Norway.
Jan-Oddvar Sørnes is a Professor in Organizational Communication at Nord University Business School, Norway.