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Ecology and Contemporary Nordic Cinemas

Ecology and Contemporary Nordic Cinemas: From Nation-building to Ecocosmopolitanism

by Pietari Kääpä

Pietari Kääpä is Lecturer in Media and Communications at University of Stirling, UK. His research work synergizes transnational film and media studies with ecocriticism. Kääpä has published widely on transnational Nordic cinema and issues relating to ecocinema, including collections and articles exploring ecocritical concerns in Chinese cinema, in relation to audiences, documentary politics and minority film production. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Academic, 2014
  • DOI:
    10.5040/9781628929959
  • ISBN:
    9781441192790 (hardback)

    9781623569143 (epub)

    9781441143211 (epdf)

    9781628929959 (online)
  • Edition:
    First edition
  • Place of Publication:
    New York
Ecology and Contemporary Nordic Cinemas
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Ecology and Contemporary Nordic Cinemas challenges the traditional socio-political rhetoric of national cinema by providing an ecocritical examination of Nordic cinema. The author uses a range of analytical approaches to interrogate how the national paradigm can be rethought through ecosystemic concerns, by exploring a range of Nordic films as national and transnational, regional and local texts, all with significant global implications. By synergizing transnational theories with ecological approaches, the study considers the planetary implications of nation-based cultural production.