Spring 2018

SCAND C274A: Minority Cultures in Scandinavia

Instructor: Jenny Björklund

Seminar, three hours. Exploration of emergence of immigrant cultures in Nordic region. Beginning in the 1960s, large numbers of people from Turkey, Italy, and Pakistan began immigrating to Nordic countries, followed in subsequent decades by immigrants and refugees from Vietnam, India, Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan, Cambodia, and countries throughout Africa. Cultural landscape previously marked by relatively high degree of cultural homogeneity now characterized by broad cultural diversity. Examination of emergence of new voices in Nordic cultural landscape in wide range of cultural expressive media, including literature, film, and visual and performing arts. Exploration of emergence of new forms of Nordic languages, such as well-documented phenomenon of Rinkeby Swedish. Concurrently scheduled with course C174A. S/U or letter grading.