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Mobilities on the Margins

Creative Processes of Place-Making

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  • Examines places on the margins and the dynamics through which a marginal position of a place is created
  • Explores how places come into being and develop through interference of everyday mobilities and creative practices
  • Draws out the multiple relations through which places emerge, where people compose their lives as best

Part of the book series: Arctic Encounters (AE)

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This open access book examines places on the margins and the dynamics through which a marginal position of a place is created. Specifically, it explores how places, mostly in sparsely populated areas, often perceived as immobile and frozen in time, come into being and develop through interference of everyday mobilities and creative practices that cut across the spheres of culture and nature as usually defined. Through fieldwork and case studies from areas in Iceland, Finland, Greenland, and Scotland, the book’s twelve chapters draw out the multiple relations through which places emerge, where people compose their lives as best they can with their surroundings. A special concern is to explore the links between travelling, landscape, and material culture and how places and margins are enacted through mobilities and creative practices of humans and other beings. The emphasis on mobility disturbs the perception of a place as a bounded entity and offers a useful and necessary understanding of places as mobile and fluid. Mobilities on the Margins is a novel and timely contribution to the exploration of human and more-than-human interactions in a world of increasingly fluid mobilities and insistent crises.

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Table of contents (13 chapters)

Editors and Affiliations

  • Faculty of Philosophy, History and Archaeology, University of Iceland, Reykjavík, Iceland

    Björn Thorsteinsson

  • Department of Geography and Tourism, University of Iceland, Reykjavík, Iceland

    Katrín Anna Lund, Gunnar Thór Jóhannesson

  • Department of Art Education, University of Iceland, Reykjavík, Iceland

    Guðbjörg R. Jóhannesdóttir

About the editors

Björn Thorsteinsson is a professor at the Department of Philosophy, History and Anthropology at the University of Iceland.

Katrín Anna Lund is a professor at the Department of Geography and Tourism at the University of Iceland.

Gunnar Thór Jóhannesson is a professor at the Department of Geography and Tourism at the University of Iceland.

Guðbjörg R. Jóhannesdóttir is an assistant professor at the Department of Art Education at Iceland University of the Arts.


Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Mobilities on the Margins

  • Book Subtitle: Creative Processes of Place-Making

  • Editors: Björn Thorsteinsson, Katrín Anna Lund, Gunnar Thór Jóhannesson, Guðbjörg R. Jóhannesdóttir

  • Series Title: Arctic Encounters

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-41344-5

  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Cham

  • eBook Packages: Social Sciences, Social Sciences (R0)

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2024

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-031-41343-8Published: 16 November 2023

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-031-41346-9Published: 16 November 2023

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-031-41344-5Published: 15 November 2023

  • Series ISSN: 2730-6488

  • Series E-ISSN: 2730-6496

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XVIII, 269

  • Number of Illustrations: 2 b/w illustrations, 41 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Environmental Policy, Sociology, general, Human Geography, Geography, general, Environmental Management

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