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Martin Hall

Martin Hall

PhD | Associate Professor | Senior Lecturer

Martin Hall

Seeing the nomads like a state : Sweden and the sámi at the turn of the last century

Author

  • Martin Hall

Summary, in English

In modern history, states have typically attempted to eliminate nomadism. Perhaps uniquely, Sweden reinforced nomadism among some of its Sámi population. In this chapter, I argue that the reason for this was twofold. First, reindeer herding necessitated nomadism, and it was thought to be the only economic contribution parts of the traditional Sámi land could provide. Second, a discourse of Borealism romanticized the Sámi and allowed them to be a contained element of Swedish national identity, rather than a threat to it.

Department/s

  • Department of Political Science

Publishing year

2020

Language

English

Pages

123-145

Publication/Series

Nomad-State Relationships in International Relations : Before and After Borders

Document type

Book chapter

Publisher

Palgrave Macmillan

Topic

  • Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalization Studies)

Status

Published

ISBN/ISSN/Other

  • ISBN: 9783030280536
  • ISBN: 9783030280529