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Coping With Distances Producing Nordic Atlantic Societies by Jorgen Ole Barenholdt
  

Coping With Distances Producing Nordic Atlantic Societies

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Coping With Distances Producing Nordic Atlantic Societies by Jorgen Ole Barenholdt

The Nordic Atlantic area has seen remarkable examples of social formations in areas that many would perceive as too remote to allow the construction of functioning communities. But through innovations, networking and the formation of identities people have coped with distances, thus continuously rebuilding societies in Northern Norway, Iceland, the Faroes and Greenland. Living conditions in the Nordic Atlantic are so extreme that one might ask whether the notion of society is applicable under these circumstances. The author argues that, yes, there is a meaningful way of comprehending these social formations, which is through the spatial and temporal practices that produce, reproduce, stabilize, destabilize and change them. He introduces the concept of coping, which means neither mastering nor adapting but relates to in-between strategies and tactics reflected in practices of securing people's way of life under conditions that are never totally under their control. 'Baerenholdt's compelling work addresses themes and ideas that extend well beyond the North Atlantic...His well-researched, intriguing study delves into theories of social formation as well as the histories and intricacies of historical and modern Nordic societies. ..[and] presents the complexity of social formation in the Nordic Atlantic in an in-depth and approachable format.' Choice 'In many ways, Barenholdt's work constitutes a departure from traditional approaches to thinking about territory and society making. It challenges the dominant, traditional views of societies, namely theoretical perspectives on societies as contained within given territories and shaped largely by external forces.' Canadian Review of Sociology

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Barenholdt's compelling work addresses themes and ideas that extent well beyond the North Atlantic - His well-researched, intriguing study delves into theories of social formation as well as the histories and intricacies of historical and modern Nordic societies - [and] presents the complexity of social formation in the Nordic Atlantic in an in-depth and approachable format.A

* Choice

In many ways, Barenholdt's work constitutes a departure from traditional approaches to thinking about territory and society making. It challenges the dominant, traditional views of societies, namely theoretical perspectives on societies as contained within given territories and shaped largely by external forces.A

* Canadian Review of Sociology


About the Author

JA rgen Ole Barenholdt is Head of the Department of Environmental, Social and Spatial Change at Roskilde University. He was Visiting professor at the University of TromsA and coordinator of the Nordic Research School on Local Dynamics (NOLD) and of UNESCOA's Circumpolar Coping Processes Project. His publications include Coping Strategies in the North (1998), The Reflexive North (2001), Transforming the Local (2001), Performing Tourist Places (2004), Space Odysseys (2004), Mobility and Place (2008), and Design Research (2010).

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Publication date

2nd March 2011

Author

Jorgen Ole Barenholdt

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Publisher

Berghahn Books

Format

Paperback
312 pages

Categories

Social groups
Anthropology

ISBN

9780857451446

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