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Four Perspectives on the Nordic Region

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Part of the Palgrave European Film and Media Studies book series (PEFMS)

Abstract

The authors expand their methodical approach to locations in Nordic Noir by way of a succinct overview of four important cultural preconditions for the understanding of Nordic Noir as a cultural phenomenon: (a) the recent Nordic wave in food, design and fashion as a market condition, (b) the history of Nordic melancholy in arts and philosophy, (c) the Nordic landscapes as commodities, and (d) the Nordic media welfare system and the public service basis for drama series. Summing up, the authors give a brief introduction to Nordic television production in general. The display of such local colour of the Nordic region and the relationship between the television crime series and the region are important as expositions of regional culture, topography, history and society.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Culture and Global StudiesAalborg UniversityAalborgDenmark
  2. 2.Aarhus UniversityAarhusDenmark

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