Iceland and the Colonial Project
This paper revolves around a central dilemma: whether to see Iceland as colonizer or colonized. On the one hand, it was linked to the Danish project of colonialism outside Europe, benefitting from access to exotic goods and influenced by ideologies of race and whiteness. On the other hand, Iceland was itself a dependency of Denmark, and from the nineteenth century, developed a discourse of nationalism and independence. This paper will examine the tensions of Iceland as colonizer/colonized exploring the intersection of colonialism and nationalism on the borders of Europe.
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Iceland and the Colonial Project. Gavin Lucas, Angelos Parigoris. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Leicester, England, U.K. 2013 ( tDAR id: 428291)
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