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Death and Governmentality: Neo-liberalism, Grief and the Nation-form

Höfundur/-ar/Ritstjóri/-ar: 
Arnar Árnason og Sigurjón Baldur Hafsteinsson
Verð: 
Opin aðgangur

This book is a contribution to debates concerning the state of death in the contemporary Western world. Taking up the argument that death there has recently undergone a revival, the book problematizes the idea that this revival is caused by general trends in society for example rising individualism. The book describes a link between the revival of death in Iceland and neo-liberal governmentality, in particular the machinery by means of which modern citizens are enjoined to govern themselves.

The book draws on extensive ethnographic fieldwork on the changing regimes of dying and grieving in Iceland since the year 2000. The ethnography reflects how the old Icelandic solution of ‘locking death away in a drawer’ is being replaced by an allegedly healthier option of ‘dealing openly’ with death and grief. The changes in the management of death and grief in Iceland have taken place in the context of a neo-liberal governmentality. The rise of neo-liberalism has been accompanied by a rhetoric that emphasises self-reliance, personal responsibility and individual initiative, private enterprise and personal improvement The authors suggest that the changing regimes of death and grief should be placed in this context. The book reflects on linkages between death and   grief, the fluctuating fortunes of the ‘nation form’ in Iceland and the different ways in which political power can be legitimised through the changing relations between ‘nation’, ‘state’ and ‘individual’.     

Höfundar eru mannfræðingarnir Arnar Árnason við Aberdeen-háskóla og Sigurjón Baldur Hafsteinsson við Háskóla Íslands. Anne Allison, prófessor við Duke University, segir svo um verkið:  “I found Death and Governmentality to be compelling from beginning to end. Well-written, clearly argued, and historically situated, the book takes on the subject of grief and death in the context of recent socio-economic shifts in Iceland. The book is a wonderful achievement, taking on a subject that is at once timely and important, and giving it a treatment that is theoretically and ethnographically sound.

Útgáfuár: 
2018
ISBN: 
978-9935-23-171-0
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The Buildings of Medieval Reykholt

Höfundur/-ar/Ritstjóri/-ar: 
Guðrún Sveinbjarnardóttir and Bergur Þorgeirsson
Verð: 
4900

The excavations at the farmsite at Reykholt in Western Iceland revealed well preserved structural remains which could date from the time that Snorri Sturluson, the chieftain and author of the Prose Edda and Heimskringla among other works, resided there in the rst half of the thirteenth century. These remains include some unusual building types not encountered elsewhere in Iceland. Snorri travelled abroad and may have picked up ideas on these trips to apply at his residence back home. This book attempts to throw light on the appearance and character of a thirteenth century Icelandic magnate’s farm by comparing it with sites of similar status in Scandinavia and the Scottish Isles. The eleven articles published here are written by specialists in Iceland, Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Scotland.

Blaðsíðufjöldi: 
294
Útgáfuár: 
2018
ISBN: 
978-9935-23-157-4
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U201720
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Tracks in Sand

Höfundur/-ar/Ritstjóri/-ar: 
Æsa Sigurjónsdóttir
Verð: 
5900

Út er komin bókin Tracks in Sand: Featuring Modernism in the Work of Sculptor Sigurjón Ólafsson. Í bókinni er fjallað um ýmsa snertifleti danskrar og íslenskrar myndlistarsögu og stöðu Sigurjóns í dönskum myndlistarheimi. Þá er merku samstarfi hans við íslenska arkitekta gerð góð skil og nýju ljósi brugðið á tilraunir listamannsins með tungumál og aðferðir módernismans. Hér er því um að ræða endurmat á listsögulegri stöðu Sigurjóns Ólafssonar og um leið eru greinarnar innlegg í nýjar rannsóknir á norrænum módernisma. Höfundar texta eru Jens Peter Munk, Kerry Greaves, Lise Funder, Pétur H. Ármannsson, Aðalsteinn Ingólfsson og Æsa Sigurjónsdóttir, sem jafnframt er ritstjóri bókarinnar.

Bókin er styrkt af Letterstedtska föreningen

Hönnun kápu og umbrot : Sigrún Sigvaldadóttir / Hunang

Útgefandi er Háskólaútgáfan í samvinnu við Bókmennta- og listfræðistofnun Háskóla Íslands, Listasafn Íslands og Listasafn Sigurjóns Ólafsssonar.

Blaðsíðufjöldi: 
76
Útgáfuár: 
2017
ISBN: 
978-9935-23-152-9
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U201704
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Historical Account of a Revolution on the Island of Iceland in the Year 1809

Höfundur/-ar/Ritstjóri/-ar: 
Óðinn Melsted og Anna Agnarsdóttir
Verð: 
3500

Hér er um að ræða tvær samtímalýsingar á íslensku „byltingunni“ 1809 sem Jörgensen skrifaði, þá fyrri strax að byltingu lokinni veturinn 1809–1810 á meðan hann dvaldi um borð í fangaskipi og hina síðari sennilega 1813. Handritin eru varðveitt í British Library í London og hafa aldrei fyrr birst á prenti með skýringum. Einnig fylgja bréf frá íslenskum embættismönnum til „verndara Íslands“ og jafnframt gerir Jörgensen ítarlega grein fyrir fjárreiðum byltingarstjórnarinnar sumarið 1809. Bókin kemur út á vegum Sagnfræðistofnunar Háskóla Íslands og Háskólaútgáfunnar. Ritstjórar eru Óðinn Melsted, sem ritar einnig æviágrip Jörgensens, og Anna Agnarsdóttir. Bókin er þriðja bindið í ritröðinni Heimildasafn Sagnfræðistofnunar.

Blaðsíðufjöldi: 
296
Útgáfuár: 
2016
ISBN: 
978-9935-23-138-3
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U201634
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Approaches to Nordic and Germanic Poetry

Höfundur/-ar/Ritstjóri/-ar: 
Kristján Árnason o.fl.
Verð: 
5900

The theme of this book is the structure and ideological significances of old Germanic poetic form as it lived on in Iceland and to some extent in other related cultures.

Among the subjects discussed are the so–called alliterative revival in England in the 14th centuryand the persistence of traditional styles in Icelandic poetry down to the 19th century. An international team of authors considers the rules for verb placement and alliteration, the metrical entanglement of kennings in the Icelandic dróttkvætt, and different ways of analysing Eddic and other old Germanic forms, reinterpreting or even replacing Eduard Sievers' Funftypensystem.

Blaðsíðufjöldi: 
350
Útgáfuár: 
2017
ISBN: 
978-9935-23-121-5
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U201617
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An Intimacy of Words

Verð: 
5900

Pétur Knútsson lét af störfum sínum sem dósent í enskum málvísindum við Deild erlendra tungumála, bókmennta og málvísinda í Háskóla Íslands haustið 2012 eftir 34 ár í starfi. Pétri til heiðurs og sem þakkarvottur fyrir frábæra samvinnu og samveru ákváðu samstarfsmenn hans að gefa út rit þar sem kæmu saman fræðigreinar sem tengdust þeim margvíslegu fræðasviðum sem hann hefur sinnt.

Greinasafnið kemur út hjá Stofnun Vigdísar Finnbogadóttur í erlendum tungumálum og Háskólaútgáfunni

Blaðsíðufjöldi: 
354
Útgáfuár: 
2015
ISBN: 
978-9935-23-100-0
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U201521
Sigurður Högni - Þjóðviljanum 2. apríl 2003
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66 Manuscripts from the Arnamagnæan Collection

Verð: 
7500
Háskóli Íslands

In this book are presented descriptions of 66 manuscripts, one for each year Árni Magnússon lived. Half of these 66 are now housed in Copenhagen and the other half in Reykjavík. There are contributions by 35 scholars from eleven countries, each in some way connected to one of the two institutions which bear Árni Magnússon's name. High quality colour photographs complement the texts. Descriptions and pictures of a selection from the many diplomas found in the collection have also been included, along with a comprehensive introduction to Árni Magnússon's life and work and a chapter on book productions in the Middle Ages.

Blaðsíðufjöldi: 
238
Útgáfuár: 
2015
ISBN: 
978-87-635-4264-7
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U201510

Inquiring into Contemporary Icelandic Philosophy

Verð: 
3900
Háskóli Íslands

Is Icelandic philosophy different from other 'national' philosophies? Can we speak of 'Icelandic philosophers' or 'Icelandic philosophy'? This volume aims at providing readers with clues that can help answer these questions, through essays written mostly by a new generation of Icelandic philosophers.

The book provides a general view of Iceland's diverse philosopical landscape. Its chapters are conceived as introductions to the thought and style of selected Icelandic philosophers. In addition, an introductory essay delves into the historical and cultural backgraound of contemporary Icelandic philosophy, placing the philosophical outlook of intellectual life in Iceland today in a broader context.

Some of the work discussed in the book has only ever been published in Icelandic, and these perspectives and ideas are here made available to an English-speaking audience for the first time.

Gabriel Malenfant holds a Ph.D. in philosphy from the University of Iceland. He lives and works in Montréal, Quebec.

Blaðsíðufjöldi: 
238
Útgáfuár: 
2015
ISBN: 
978-9935-23-063-8
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Verknúmer: 
U201438
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A Critique of Universities

Verð: 
3900
Háskóli Íslands

Whart sort of institution should the university aspire to be? What role should it be playing in the present? How should it be governed? Are universities taking proper care of the knowledge that they are responsible for? These questions, along with others, are pursued by Páll Skúlason in the present volume on the basis of many years of reflection and experience of university administration. His main thesis is that universities need to be more dedicated to critical thinking and to cultivate the moral dimension of scientific, and technical knowledge.

Páll Skúlason was Dean of the Faculty of Arts at the University of Iceland for several years and the Rector of that university from 1997-2005. He was also recruited to take an active part in shaping the University of Luxembourg, which was fouded in 2003. Here, he explores the university historically, discusses how the contemporary university has evolved out of Medieval institutions, and presents the influential models of the universitiy that were set out during the nineteenth century. Furthermore, he analyzes the status and direction of the university in the new and radically changed social, political and technological environment of today.

Blaðsíðufjöldi: 
110
Útgáfuár: 
2015
ISBN: 
978-9935-23-073-7
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Verknúmer: 
U201444

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