Crime and Fantasy in Scandinavia
Fiction, Film and Social Change
By (author) Andrew Nestingen
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Crime and Fantasy in Scandinavia by Andrew Nestingen
Book DescriptionScandinavian popular novels and films have seen an efflorescence in the last thirty years. In "Crime and Fantasy in Scandinavia", Andrew Nestingen argues that the growth and visibility of popular culture have been at the heart of the development of heterogeneous "publics" in Scandinavia, in opposition to the homogenising influence of the post-World War II welfare state. The book provides significant insight into the changing nature of civil society under the Scandinavian welfare state through the lens of popular culture. Nestingen develops his argument through the examination of genres where the central theme is individual transgression of societal norms. Among the internationally known artists discussed are Henning Mankell, Aki Kaurismaki, Lukas Moodysson, and Lars von Trier.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9788763507936
(150mm x 230mm x mm)
Imprint: Museum Tusculanum Press
Publisher: Museum Tusculanum Press
Publish Date: 1-Jun-2008
Country of Publication: Denmark
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This is the first English-language study of crime fiction written in Denmark, Iceland, Finland, Norway, and Sweden. It will delight and challenge readers, as it helps them understand more deeply the work of such prominent writers as Henning Mankell, Stieg Larsson, Anne Holt, Arnaldur Indrioason and Leena Lehtolainen, among others.
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Author Biography - Andrew Nestingen
Andrew Nestingen is an Assistant Professor of Scandinavian Studies at the University of Washington.
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