The Social Life of Dreams

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Adriënne Heijnen

A Thousand Years of Negotiated Meanings in Iceland

ISBN 978-3-643-90238-2
Band-Nr. 12
Jahr 2013
Seiten 296
Bindung broschiert
Reihe European Studies in Culture and Policy

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The Social Life of Dreams explores how dreams, remembered upon awakening, are turned into social action in a European society. Supported by ethnographic research of modern Iceland and examples from the historical literature, the book argues that the social meaning ascribed to the Icelandic dream has been a continuous part of Icelandic everyday life for a thousand years, and is still being adapted today.

Adriënne Heijnen holds a PhD degree in Anthropology from Aarhus University, Denmark. For over a decade, she has conducted anthropological research in Iceland and the wider North Atlantic area.