Open-Access-Bücher zur Nordistik

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Nordic perspectives on the discourse of things: Sakprosa texts helping us navigate and understand an ever-changing reality

Catha­ri­na Nys­tröm Höög, Hen­rik Rahm & Gøril Thomassen Ham­mer­stad (Hrsg.)–3‑031–33122‑0

This open access book deals with the role of writ­ten texts in an increas­ing­ly diverse and dynam­ic soci­ety, bring­ing togeth­er a series of stud­ies anchored in the Scan­di­na­vian research tra­di­tion of sakprosa, which rough­ly trans­lates as ‘sub­ject-ori­ent­ed prose’ or ‘pro­fes­sion­al com­mu­ni­ca­tion’. The authors exam­ine the writ­ten text’s capac­i­ty to tran­scend con­tex­tu­al bound­aries, as a cru­cial fac­tor in the impor­tance of cap­tur­ing and main­tain­ing con­tent as a man­age­able enti­ty. The  chap­ters each deal with a text type that man­ages com­plex con­tent in a spe­cial­ized way, includ­ing genre shift­ing in CSR reports, dis­course net­works in mod­ern dig­i­tal cul­ture, dig­i­tal and social media cri­sis com­mu­ni­ca­tion, and epis­temic posi­tions in non-fic­tion. This book is rel­e­vant to fields such as text research, professional/digital com­mu­ni­ca­tion, dis­course analy­sis and lit­er­a­cy stud­ies, and may also be of inter­est to dis­ci­plines such as his­to­ry, rhetoric, orga­ni­za­tion stud­ies, media studies/journalism, and lin­guis­tics. 

Literary citizenship in Scandinavia in the long eighteenth century

Ruth Hem­stad, Jan­icke S. Kaasa, Ellen Kreft­ing & Aina Nød­ing (Hrsg.)

How do you become a cit­i­zen? Ever since print­ing was intro­duced, being a mem­ber of soci­ety increas­ing­ly involved read­ing and writ­ing: for socia­bil­i­ty and belong­ing, instruc­tion and enter­tain­ment, prof­it and char­i­ty, spir­i­tu­al awak­en­ing and polit­i­cal debate. Lit­er­ary prac­tices shaped and changed iden­ti­ties and the organ­i­sa­tion of soci­ety dur­ing the Long Eigh­teenth Cen­tu­ry. In Scan­di­navia, this hap­pened local­ly, as well as transna­tion­al­ly — read­ing, writ­ing and pro­duc­ing texts involved entan­gle­ments with­in and beyond the bor­ders of the North­ern Euro­pean periph­ery of Nor­way, Den­mark and Swe­den.

Focus­ing on ‚lit­er­ary cit­i­zen­ship‘, this vol­ume uncov­ers the dif­fer­ent ways in which engage­ments with print have medi­at­ed and estab­lished net­works and com­mu­ni­ties, iden­ti­ties and agen­cies of mul­ti­ple sorts in an inter­con­nect­ed media land­scape. The result is a com­plex and intrigu­ing his­to­ry of the book in the Scan­di­na­vian region. This his­to­ry is, on the one hand, influ­enced by a Euro­pean mar­ket and tra­di­tion. On the oth­er hand, it offers an impor­tant and dif­fer­ent case of region­al and local adap­ta­tion, marked by what has been termed a ‚North­ern Enlight­en­ment‘.

This book will be of inter­est to schol­ars of Euro­pean enlight­en­ment stud­ies and to those who are inter­est­ed in the con­tin­u­ing debates sur­round­ing print cul­ture and his­to­ry.

Ice Blocks from Norway: The Importation of Natural Ice to Britain, Circa 1870–1925

Michael Free­man

For over fifty years, between around 1870 and 1914, there was a thriv­ing trade that saw translu­cent block ice export­ed to Great Britain from the fjords and lakes of Nor­way. By 1899, the vol­ume of ice land­ed in Britain had reached over half a mil­lion tons, with the port of Lon­don often account­ing for 40–50 per cent of that total. The ice was need­ed for food preser­va­tion as Britain’s increas­ing­ly urban and indus­tri­al pop­u­la­tion grew expo­nen­tial­ly over the lat­er nine­teenth cen­tu­ry and, over time, to sat­is­fy Britons’ taste for iced drinks and ice cream. For Nor­way, the trade yield­ed eco­nom­ic ben­e­fits across coastal com­mu­ni­ties of the south and south-east. In effect, ice pro­duc­tion was a form of agri­cul­ture that gave rise to a reg­u­lar labour force, mul­ti­ple ice stores, and inge­nious wood­en chutes for mov­ing ice blocks down to load­ing wharves.

Ice Blocks from Nor­way: The Impor­ta­tion of Nat­ur­al Ice to Britain, Cir­ca 1870–1925 is a rich­ly illus­trat­ed, defin­i­tive account of the his­to­ry of this unique trade. The book will appeal to gen­er­al, informed read­ers as well as aca­d­e­m­ic spe­cial­ists.

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