The Nordic Experience

The Nordic Experience

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(For the back flap): THE NORDIC EXPERIENCE Series Editor: Jonas Harvard, Södertörn University, Stockholm. What makes a region unique? Be it Vikings or the welfare state, gender equality or flat-pack furniture, for a long time the Nordic region has had a distinctive profile, visible to inhabitants and outsiders alike. As political alliances and cultural connections between nations and continents continuously change, so do the meanings of labels such as ’the North’, ’the Nordic region’ or Norden. Books in 'The Nordic Experience' series study the Nordic region as a geopolitical concept connected to a distinguishable set of ideas, practices and experiences. In-depth and comparative analyses of history, politics, culture, science and media, explore both the struggle between conflicting interests and the search for common characteristics. The result is a series of refreshing insights into how a region can become something beyond physical place - a notion distributed in space.

  • Models of Democracy in Nordic and Baltic Europe: Political Institutions and Discourse book cover

    Models of Democracy in Nordic and Baltic Europe

    Political Institutions and Discourse, 1st Edition

    Edited by Nicholas Aylott

    This book explores the ways in which representative democracy works in two neighbouring collections of European states: the Nordic (Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden) and the Baltic (Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania). Starting from a Nordic vantage point, contributors explore the extent to…

    Paperback – 2017-01-06
    The Nordic Experience

  • Communicating the North: Media Structures and Images in the Making of the Nordic Region book cover

    Communicating the North

    Media Structures and Images in the Making of the Nordic Region, 1st Edition

    By Peter Stadius

    Edited by Jonas Harvard

    What makes a magazine in South Africa promote Scandinavian unity among its immigrant readers and why does a Swedish king endorse attempts to influence pan-Scandinavian opinion through a transnational media event in Sweden, Norway and Denmark? Can portraits of exotic Lapplanders in the British press…

    Paperback – 2016-11-30
    The Nordic Experience

  • Nordic Dance Spaces: Practicing and Imagining a Region book cover

    Nordic Dance Spaces

    Practicing and Imagining a Region, 1st Edition

    By Petri Hoppu

    Edited by Karen Vedel

    Dance has been connected to the practices and ideologies that have shaped notions of a Nordic region for more than a century and it is ingrained into the culture and society of the region. This book investigates different dance phenomena that have either engaged with or dismantled notions of…

    Paperback – 2016-11-17
    The Nordic Experience

  • Science, Geopolitics and Culture in the Polar Region: Norden Beyond Borders book cover

    Science, Geopolitics and Culture in the Polar Region

    Norden Beyond Borders, 1st Edition

    By Sverker Sörlin

    Throughout the twentieth century, glaciologists and geophysicists from Denmark, Norway and Sweden made important scientific contributions across the Arctic and Antarctic. This research was of acute security and policy interest during the Cold War, as knowledge of the polar regions assumed military…

    Hardback – 2013-08-29
    The Nordic Experience

  • Performing Nordic Heritage: Everyday Practices and Institutional Culture book cover

    Performing Nordic Heritage

    Everyday Practices and Institutional Culture, 1st Edition

    By Lizette Gradén

    Edited by Peter Aronsson

    The performance of heritage takes place in prestigious institutions such as museums and archives, in officially sanctioned spaces such as jubilees and public monuments, but also in more mundane, ephemeral and banal cultural practices, such as naming of phenomena, viewing exhibitions or walking in…

    Hardback – 2013-01-21
    The Nordic Experience