New Book on Vestnordic Societies Available

Date: 
28 September 2000

A new book on Vestnordic societies is now available.

The publication is titled, "Community Viability, Rapid Change and
Socio-Ecological Futures: Papers from the Conference on Societies in the
Vestnorden Area," (Eds.) Jónas G. Allansson and Ingi R. Edvardsson.

For more information see http://www.svs.is.

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This book contains ten papers presented at an academic conference
organised by the Stefansson Arctic Institute and the University of
Akureyri. The general theme of this book is how the small Vestnorden
nations - the Faroe Islands, Greenland, and Iceland will cope in an
increasingly global world, characterised by rapid technical and economic
transformation and socio-ecologicial changes. The book is divided into
three themes:
1. Vestnorden Societies and Rapid Change: Global Processes, Local
Effects and Sustainable Development,
2. Rural Development and Northern Universities and Colleges, and
3. Communication and Culture in the Vestnorden.

LIST OF CONTENTS

Forewords fiorsteinn Gunnarsson

Introduction Jónas G. Allansson and Ingi R. Edvardsson

1. Vestnorden Societies and Rapid Change: Global Processes, Local
Effects and Sustainable Development

Rural Development and Social Changes in Vestnorden Societies, Bjarki
Jóhannesson, Institute of Regional Development, Iceland

Barriers to the Sustainable Uses of Living Marine Resources, Mark
Nuttall, University of Aberdeen

Coping Strategies in an Icelandic Coastal Village, Unnur D.
Skaptadóttir, University of Iceland

He Was Schooled by the Salty Sea: Practical Knowledge among Icelandic
Fishermen, Jónas G. Allansson, Stefansson Arctic Institute

2. Rural Development and Northern Universities and Colleges

The University of Akureyri and Northern Development, Ingi R. Edvardsson
and fiorsteinn Gunnarsson, University of Akureyri

The University of the Faroe Islands: National Ambitions and Moderns
Demands, Malan Marnersdottir, University of Faroe Islands

The Importance of the UHI Project in Regional Development in NW
Scotland, Frank Rennie, University of Highlands and Islands Project

Discipline, Governance and Inclusion in Education, Ingólfur Á.
Jóhannesson, University of Akureyri

3. Communication and Culture in the Vestnorden

Management and Co-operation in the Greenalndic Labour Market, Wolfgang
Kahlig, University of Greenland

Locality beond Locality: Negiotiation Greenlandic Identities on the Web,
Neil B. Christensen, University of Copenhagen

Available in Paperback. 156 pp. ISBN: 9979-834-26-9 (English)
To place an order, go to: http://www.svs.is