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Postcolonial Denmark : nation narration in a crisis ridden Europe, Lars Jensen

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Postcolonial Denmark : nation narration in a crisis ridden Europe
Title
Postcolonial Denmark
Title remainder
nation narration in a crisis ridden Europe
Statement of responsibility
Lars Jensen
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book adopts a global approach to analysing Danish nationhood in the current context of a Europe paralysed by crises. Focusing on the global strands which have produced understandings of national selfhood as a consequence of a series of historical and contemporary global encounters, it calls for the production of narratives which better capture how European nations, including Denmark, are shaped by narratives that cannot be understood in (national) isolation, but are contingent on ideas about the nation’s globality. In historical terms, this entails examining how colonialism shaped national self-perceptions; in a contemporary context, it requires looking at colonialism’s unfinished business. The first chapters revisits colonialism throughout the Danish empire. In the second section, the book revisits Danish (post-1945) attempts to restage global interventions and military intervention since 2000, and considers how migration since 1965 has led to a profound questioning of relationships with the non-European world – and increasingly with Europe itself. Postcolonial Denmark situates Denmark at the centre of a number of current and ever more urgent challenges facing Europe. As such, it will appeal to scholars of sociology, political science and cultural studies with interests in Europe, the Nordic region through a postcolonial, a whiteness and a decolonial inspired approach
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Jensen, Lars,
Dewey number
325.3
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Postcolonialism
  • Nationalism
  • Europe
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Postcolonial Denmark : nation narration in a crisis ridden Europe, Lars Jensen
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Publication
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
  • Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; Table of Contents; Introduction: framing postcolonial Denmark; Note; 1. Locating Denmark in postcolonial Europe; The continentality of postcolonial Europe; Regional postcolonial Europe; The postcolonial Balkans; Postcolonial Eastern Europe; Polish exceptionalism; The polarised postcolonial north; The postcolonial European nation; Outlining the postcolonial Danish experience; Notes; 2. Danish "tropical" colonial history -- national historiography globalised
  • Danish tropical colonial historiography and the prism of nostalgia and self-appraisalThorkild Hansen and the critique of enslavement; The afterlife of Thorkild Hansen's critique; Notes; 3. Political narratives of the emerging postcolonial North Atlantic; Reading Rink; The Danish constitutional reform in the colonial realm; The implementation of the constitution and the waiting room; Epilogue: the painful loss of the tropical crown jewels; Notes; 4. The delusionary art of devolution; The gaze from within; Ruling Greenland post-1945; (Over)ruling Thule; The transitional phase; Notes
  • 5. Greenlandic modernisation and the evolution of development aidConnecting the discourses; The beginning of the two parallel strategies; The parallel dilemmas of development aid; Notes; 6. Tourism, restoration and the restaging of colonialism; Cruising the postcolonial; Flying on the wings of colonial nostalgia; The art of guiding travels; When the world is not just a stage where each must play his part; Notes; 7. Brawny nation -- contemporary Danish war films; Brothers -- no country for clumsy men; Flame and Citron -- the executioner's song; This Life -- Ealing Studios' stoicism
  • April 9th -- Gallipoli comes to DenmarkLand of Mine -- moving from the Old Testament to the New; A War -- ambiguity reigns supreme; Notes; 8. Contemporary Denmark -- a retrospective; Narrating the migrant in contemporary Denmark; Danish multiculturalism: a brief life; Returning to postcolonial Europe; Crisis in Europe; Conclusion; Notes; Timeline; A selective chronology of Danish colonialism and its aftermath; References; Index
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1 online resource
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online
Isbn
9780429959240
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Taylor & Francis
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
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Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1042329246
Label
Postcolonial Denmark : nation narration in a crisis ridden Europe, Lars Jensen
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
  • Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; Table of Contents; Introduction: framing postcolonial Denmark; Note; 1. Locating Denmark in postcolonial Europe; The continentality of postcolonial Europe; Regional postcolonial Europe; The postcolonial Balkans; Postcolonial Eastern Europe; Polish exceptionalism; The polarised postcolonial north; The postcolonial European nation; Outlining the postcolonial Danish experience; Notes; 2. Danish "tropical" colonial history -- national historiography globalised
  • Danish tropical colonial historiography and the prism of nostalgia and self-appraisalThorkild Hansen and the critique of enslavement; The afterlife of Thorkild Hansen's critique; Notes; 3. Political narratives of the emerging postcolonial North Atlantic; Reading Rink; The Danish constitutional reform in the colonial realm; The implementation of the constitution and the waiting room; Epilogue: the painful loss of the tropical crown jewels; Notes; 4. The delusionary art of devolution; The gaze from within; Ruling Greenland post-1945; (Over)ruling Thule; The transitional phase; Notes
  • 5. Greenlandic modernisation and the evolution of development aidConnecting the discourses; The beginning of the two parallel strategies; The parallel dilemmas of development aid; Notes; 6. Tourism, restoration and the restaging of colonialism; Cruising the postcolonial; Flying on the wings of colonial nostalgia; The art of guiding travels; When the world is not just a stage where each must play his part; Notes; 7. Brawny nation -- contemporary Danish war films; Brothers -- no country for clumsy men; Flame and Citron -- the executioner's song; This Life -- Ealing Studios' stoicism
  • April 9th -- Gallipoli comes to DenmarkLand of Mine -- moving from the Old Testament to the New; A War -- ambiguity reigns supreme; Notes; 8. Contemporary Denmark -- a retrospective; Narrating the migrant in contemporary Denmark; Danish multiculturalism: a brief life; Returning to postcolonial Europe; Crisis in Europe; Conclusion; Notes; Timeline; A selective chronology of Danish colonialism and its aftermath; References; Index
Control code
on1042329246
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780429959240
Level of compression
unknown
Note
Taylor & Francis
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1042329246

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