Experienced geographies and alternative realities : representing Sápmi and Meänmaa / Anne Heith.
- Göteborg : Makadam, 
219 pages : illustrations (partly color) ; 23 cm
- Scandinavian literature -- Literary history and criticism.
- In ''Experienced Geographies and Alternative Realities" , Anne Heith (associate professor of comparative literature at Umeå University) analyzes texts by authors such as Nils-Aslak Valkeapää, Ann-Helén Laestadius, Bengt Pohjanen and Rosa Liksom, to examine representations of Sápmi, the traditional Sámi homeland, as well as the proposed Tornedalian cultural region that is encompassed in the concept of Meänmaa. These representations of place are linked to critical approaches to the homogenizing nation-building conducted in Norway, Sweden and Finland, which has marginalized the indigenous Sámi people and the Tornedalian-Finnish minority in northern Sweden. The theme of place-making is related to theories from geocritical studies, indigenous studies, ecocritical studies and environmental humanities.
- Includes bibliographical references (pages 190-205) and index.
- Local notes:
- Acquired for the Penn Libraries with assistance from the Flora Haney Fund.
- Flora Haney Fund.
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