The End of Iceland's Innocence

The End of Iceland's Innocence

The Image of Iceland in the Foreign Media during the Financial Crisis

By Daniel Chartier

240 Pages · 9.00x6.00 · February 12 2011

Paper ISBN: 9780776607603

PDF ISBN: 9780776619446

ePub ISBN: 9780776619439

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The End of Iceland's Innocence

INTRODUCTION: A MEDIA CRISIS
Excessiveness
The Research
The Role of the Media—Dramatisation of the Crisis

PART ONE: ASSETS IN JEOPARDY
An Egalitarian, Progressive and Peaceful Country—An Independent Utopia
The Impact of the Crisis Abroad—A General Dislike of Iceland
A Casualty of the Global Crisis—The First Domino to Fall
Communication Problems—An Atmosphere of Mistrust
Ethics—In Great Disarray
Free-Thinking Artists—Björk and Olafur Eliasson
Humour—‘Ctrl-Alt-Del. Welcome to Iceland 2.0’

PART TWO: BANKRUPTCY
Numerous Warnings—A Foreseeable Collapse
Bankruptcy—Iceland Became Synonymous with Crisis
Social and Economic Incest—A Closely-Knit Economy
Davið Oddsson and the Central Bank of Iceland—Political Intervention in Economics
Arrogance—Excessive Confidence
Iceland’s Very Loyal Friend—Richard Portes
The New Vikings—Yesterday’s Heroes, Today’s Villains
Gender Issues—Women: The Antidote to the Crisis

PART THREE: THE REST OF THE WORLD
Scandinavia—Our Nordic Friends
Russia—Our New Friend
The Conflict with the United Kingdom—One of Us, Not One of Them
Europe—Seeking Protective Shelter
A Very Small Country—Big Is Not Always Beautiful

CONCLUSION: THE HUMILIATED COUNTRY
Violence—Icelanders’ Anger
Returning to Traditions—Fishing, Morality and Anti-Consumerism
Irresponsibility—Who Should Pay the Price?
Humiliation—The Wounded Tiger

CHRONOLOGY

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Author Bio

Daniel Chartier is a professor at the Université du Québec à Montréal and Director of the International Laboratory for the Comparative Multidisciplinary Study of Representations of the North.