Darkness. The Dynamics of Darkness in the North

Chartier, Daniel; Lund, Katrín Anna et Jóhannesson, Gunnar Thór (2021). Darkness. The Dynamics of Darkness in the North, sous la dir. de Chartier, Daniel; Lund, Katrín Anna; Jóhannesson, Gunnar Thór; Spark, Judy; Heys, Toby; Durand, Monique; Gómez-Venegas, Diego; Bielitz, Bárbara; Dagsson, Jóhannes; Landon, Paul; Lahaie, Christiane et Stolar, Batia Boe. Montréal et Reykjavik, Imaginaire | Nord et University of Iceland, coll. « Isberg », 269 p.

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Defining darkness can be an impossible exercise to explain absence, nothingness, and the absolute all at once. Darkness falls within a system of symbolic values where colours are ascribed to meanings that are related to one another.The relationship between darkness and the North is as ancient as that between the North and whiteness.The circumpolar day-night cycle, alternating between summer and winter, introduces the idea of a duality, between blinding brightness and everlasting night. The ten chapters of this book explore the dynamics of darkness in social science, humanities and art, and attest to the diverse range of contribu- tions by the various authors and their disciplinary and cultural perspec- tives. Together, they shed light on the meaning and use of darkness, its position and role in the worldview of cultures, the scientific struggle with darkness, and not least the effects of this interplay on people’s lives and their understanding of self and other. Edited by Daniel Chartier, Katrín Anna Lund and Gunnar Thór Jóhannesson. With chapters by Judy Spark, Katrín Anna Lund and Gunnar Thór Jóhannesson, Toby Heys, Diego Gómez-Venegas and Bárbara Bielitz, Jóhannes Dagsson, Paul Landon, Christiane Lahaie, Batia Boe Stolar and Monique Durand, and an introduction by Daniel Chartier, Katrín Anna Lund and Gunnar Thór Jóhannesson.

Type: Livre
Mots-clés ou Sujets: Darkness, Noirceur, Culture, Société, Society, Tourisme, Tourism, Iceland, Island, Québec, North, Nord, Arctique, Arctic, Symbol, Symbole, White, Whiteness, Blanc, Blancheur, Imaginaire du Nord, Images of the North, Night, Day, Jour, Nuit, Art
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: 13 oct. 2021 07:54
Dernière modification: 22 nov. 2021 09:23
Adresse URL : http://archipel.uqam.ca/id/eprint/14699


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