The End of Iceland's Innocence. The Image of Iceland in the Foreign Media during the Crisis

Chartier, Daniel (2010). The End of Iceland's Innocence. The Image of Iceland in the Foreign Media during the Crisis. Reykjavik et London (UK), Citizen Press, 239 p.

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In the space of a few days, in 2008, one of the world’s richest and most egalitarian nations, Iceland, toppled into financial chaos and sunk into an economic, ethical, moral and identity crisis. The vast empire built by Iceland’s young entrepreneurs, the 'new Vikings’-who had propelled the country to the top of wealth, equality and happiness charts-collapsed under the combined effect of the failure of its banks and astronomical debt {more than ten times the country's gross domestic product). Iceland became, in the midst of the global economic crisis, an icon of disaster that concerns all Western countries seeking to understand how the Scandinavian model could collapse so suddenly. In this book, Daniel Chartier traces, through thousands of articles appearing in the foreign press, the fascinating reversal of Iceland’s image during the crisis. Iceland now faces significant issues, involving its image in the world, the rebuilding of trust and even the future of its sovereignty.

Type: Livre
Mots-clés ou Sujets: Islande, Iceland, Crise économique, Economic Crisis, Scandinavie, Scandinavia, Pays nordiques, Nordic Countries, Economy, Économie, Media discourse, Médias, Journaux, Newspapers, Equality, Égalité, Ethical Crisis, Crise éthique, Empire, New Vikings, Nouveaux vikings, 2008, Finance, Debt, Banks, Banques, Dette, Scandinavian Model, Modèle nordique, Images of Iceland, Représentations de l'Islande, Imaginaire du Nord, Imagined North
Unité d'appartenance: Faculté des arts > Laboratoire international de recherche sur l'imaginaire du Nord, de l'hiver et de l'Arctique
Déposé par: Daniel Chartier
Date de dépôt: 09 nov. 2020 13:08
Dernière modification: 09 nov. 2020 13:08
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