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Nordic Landscapes

Region and Belonging on the Northern Edge of Europe

2008

Michael Jones and Kenneth R. Olwig, editors

Nordic Landscapes

The first in-depth presentation of the Nordic landscapes to be published in nearly twenty years

The first in-depth presentation of the Nordic landscapes to be published in nearly twenty years.

Contributors: Ingvild Austad, Gabriel Bladh, Tomas Germundsson, Jens Christian Hansen, Kirsten Hastrup, Leif Hauge, Maunu Häyrynen, Margareta Ihse, Ari Aukusti Lehtinen, Anders Lundberg, W. R. Mead, Ann Norderhaug, Venke Åsheim Olsen, Anssi Paasi, Helle Skånes, Bo Wagner Sørensen, Ulf Sporrong, Nils Storå, Arne Thorsteinsson.

The essays in Nordic Landscapes seek to define and understand the meaning of landscape and place within a multinational region. This book will be a classic in the field.

Arnold R. Alanen, author of Morgan Park: Duluth, U.S. Steel, and the Forging of a Company Town

“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.

Nordic Landscapes

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).

Nordic Landscapes

The essays in Nordic Landscapes seek to define and understand the meaning of landscape and place within a multinational region. This book will be a classic in the field.

Arnold R. Alanen, author of Morgan Park: Duluth, U.S. Steel, and the Forging of a Company Town

This extensive collection provides interesting combinations of viewpoints and discourses concerning landscape, region, and place. It deepens knowledge of Nordic countries and their historical development, and also verifies the many similarities between these nations.

Traditional Dwellings and Settlements Review

Nordic Landscapes is an attractive book replete with interesting maps, charts, and photographs.

The Professional Geographer

Nordic Landscapes will stand as the authoritative source book for a long time to come

The Geographical Review

Nordic Landscapes

Contents

Introduction: Thinking Landscape and Regional Belonging on the Northern Edge of Europe KennethR. Olwigand Michael Jones Denmark

1. Danish Landscapes KennethR. Olwig
2. The Jutland Cipher: Unlocking the Meaning and Power of a Contested Landscape KennethR. Olwig The North Atlantic
3. Icelandic Topography and the Sense of Identity Kirsten Hastrup
4. Land Divisions, Land Rights, and Landownership in the Faeroe Islands Arne Thorsteinsson
5. Perceiving Landscapes in Greenland BoWagnerSørensen Sweden
6. The Swedish Landscape: The Regional Identity of Historical Sweden Ulf Sporrong
7. The South of the North: Images of an (Un)Swedish Landscape Tomas Germundsson
8. The Province of Dalecarlia (Dalarna): Heartland or Anomaly? UlfSporrong
9. Selma Lagerlöf’s Värmland: A Swedish Landskapin Thought and Practice Gabriel Bladh
10. The Swedish Agropastoral Hagmark Landscape: An Approach to Integrated Landscape Analysis MargaretaIhse and Helle Skånes Norway
11. The “Two Landscapes”of North Norway and the “Cultural Landscape”of the South Michael Jones
12. The Landscape in the Sign, the Sign in the Landscape: Periphery and Plurality as Aspects of North Norwegian Regional Identity Venke Åsheim Olsen
13. Changes in the Land and the Regional Identity of Western Norway: The Case of Sandhåland, Karmøy Anders Lundberg
14. The “Fjordscape”of Inner Sogn, Western Norway Ingvild AustadandLeif Hauge
15. The Agropastoral Mountain Landscape in Southern Norway: Museum or Living Landscape? Ann Norderhaug Finland
16. Reflections on the Historical Landscapes of Finland W. R. Mead
17. Landscape Territory, Autonomy, and Regional Identity: The Åland Islands in a Cultural Perspective Nils Storå
18. Landscapes of Domination: Living in and offthe Forests in Eastern Finland Ari Aukusti Lehtinen
19. A Kaleidoscopic Nation: The Finnish National Landscape Imagery Maunu Häyrynen
20. Finnish Landscape as Social Practice: Mapping Identity and Scale Anssi Paasi Norden
21. The Nordic Countries: A Geographical Overview Michael Jones and Jens Christian Hansen
22. Features of Nordic Physical Landscapes: Regional Characteristics Ulf Sporrong

Contributors

Index