How to Live Scandinavian

Author: Bronte Aurell

Publisher: Aurum Press Limited

ISBN: 1781317380

Category: House & Home

Page: 254

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‘Why are Scandinavians constantly topping the happiness table?’ ‘How do you get more Scandi-style in your life?’ ‘Just how do you use lagom?’ Like her viking ancestors before her, Brontë Aurell left Denmark to explore the world beyond home shores and in her travels has come to understand the fascination with her kinfolk, as well as seeing the idiosyncrasies of the Scandinavian lifestyle that locals take for granted. Whether you want your apartment to look like it belongs in Copenhagen, to workout like a Norwegian or adapt to saunas like a Swede, this is the ultimate insider’s guide to the countries of the Nørth. Full of inspiration and ideas, how tos and recipes to help you experience the very best of Scandinavian design, philosophy, cookery and culture. With a signature wit and a keen eye for detail, travel alongside Bronte through fjords and mountains, farmlands and cities to better understand these three nations and what makes each one so unique. So get outdoors, learn the life lesson that there's no such thing as bad weather (only bad clothing) and you may discover your inner Scandi sooner than you think.

Voices from the North

New Trends in Nordic Human Geography

Author: Jan Öhman,Kirsten Simonsen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351875531

Category: Social Science

Page: 326

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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 .

Norwegian, Swedish, and Danish Immigrants, 1820-1920

Author: Kay Melchisedech Olson

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 9780736807982

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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Discusses reasons Scandinavian people left their homeland to come to America, the experiences immigrants had in the new country, and the contributions this cultural group made to American society. Includes sidebars and activities.

Nordic Dance Spaces

Practicing and Imagining a Region

Author: Professor Petri Hoppu,Professor Karen Vedel

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1409470016

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 276

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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 Nordicness. Looking to the motion of dancers and dance forms between different locations, organizations and networks of individuals, this book opens a rare window into Nordic culture seen through the prism of dance.

Vikings and the Danelaw

Author: James Graham-Campbell,Richard Hall,Judith Jesch,David N Parsons


ISBN: 1785704559

Category: History

Page: 386

View: 8720


A selection of papers from the 13th Viking Congress focusing on the northern, central, and eastern regions of Anglo-Saxon England colonised by invading Danish armies in the late 9th century, known as the Danelaw. This volume contributes to many of the unresolved scholarly debates surrounding the concept, and extent of the Danelaw.