The Image of Iceland in the Local and Global Nexus of Whaling Politics

Oslund, Karen (2011). « The Image of Iceland in the Local and Global Nexus of Whaling Politics », dans Iceland and Images of the North, sous la dir. de Isleifsson, Sumarlidi R. et Chartier, Daniel. Québec, Presses de l'Université du Québec, coll. «Droit au pôle », pp. 285-303.

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This paper looks at the development of the whaling debates and their contribution to the international image of Iceland. It traces the debates through two stages: an “era of peaceful protest” from ca. 1978 to 1985 and a “battle-lines” period after 1985, explaining the positions of both sides and the images each produced. For the anti-whaling side, the Icelanders were “bloodthirsty hunters,” while the pro-whalers portrayed themselves as citizens of a small nation bullied by “sentimental eco- terrorists.” The paper concludes by commenting on the development of the Icelandic whale watching industry after 1995 and how this industry has promoted an international image of Icelanders as whale-protectors rather than whale-hunters to foreign tourists.

Type: Chapitre de livre
Mots-clés ou Sujets: Iceland, Whaling Politics, Islande, Chasse à la baleine, Politique, Media, Médias, Écologie, Ecology, Image de l'Islande, Images of Iceland, Nordicité, Arctique, Environnement, Environment
Unité d'appartenance: Faculté des arts > Chaire de recherche sur l’imaginaire du Nord, de l’hiver et de l’Arctique
Déposé par: Daniel Chartier
Date de dépôt: 03 oct. 2017 07:57
Dernière modification: 03 oct. 2017 07:57
Adresse URL : http://archipel.uqam.ca/id/eprint/10456

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