The eye of the guest: Icelandic nationalist discourse and the whaling issue
Doctoral thesis.This study examines the whaling issue in Iceland in the light of Icelandic nationalism and the discourses about territory, property and nature which inform it, and of its relationship to the activities of the International Whaling Commission and of movements such as Greenpeace which promote animal rights.
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2 Imagining the National Self
3 Territory Independence and Strategic Space
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