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Scandinavians in Chicago: The Origins of White Privilege in Modern America by Erika K. Jackson (review)

Scandinavians in Chicago: The Origins of White Privilege in Modern America by Erika K. Jackson... 546 Scandinavian Studies sources, while neglecting to treat piracy emanating from Europe or to consider climatic changes and the decline of available ivory. Nedkvitne pushes these aspects aside as part of the “politically correct” perspective on Norse- Inuit interactions in Greenland. This is hardly an academic argument. Nedkvitne is responsible for methodological blunders similar to those he accuses other scholars of committing. Though he accuses other scholars of failing to analyze and read sources, Nedkvitne demonstrates a lack of knowledge of the literature that exists outside medieval Icelandic and Nor wegian manuscripts Norse Gr . eenland operates with a source hierarchy that follows an ethnic hierarchy in which Inuit reports find themselves at the bottom tier. In the same way that Nedkvitne accuses other r - esearch ers of promoting certain agendas, he seems to carefully follow an agenda that postulates a cover up of the tr - uth about the bloodthirstiness of Inuit committed by politically correct scholars. In this Norse Gr way, eenland is an odd expression of Norwegian national romanticism that seems to argue that the North Atlantic belongs to Norway at the expense of Inuit, Norse Greenlanders, and Icelanders. The book reads more as a http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Scandinavian Studies Society for the Advancement of Scandinavian Study

Scandinavians in Chicago: The Origins of White Privilege in Modern America by Erika K. Jackson (review)

Scandinavian Studies , Volume 92 (4) – Oct 22, 2020

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Abstract

546 Scandinavian Studies sources, while neglecting to treat piracy emanating from Europe or to consider climatic changes and the decline of available ivory. Nedkvitne pushes these aspects aside as part of the “politically correct” perspective on Norse- Inuit interactions in Greenland. This is hardly an academic argument. Nedkvitne is responsible for methodological blunders similar to those he accuses other scholars of committing. Though he accuses other scholars of failing to analyze and read sources, Nedkvitne demonstrates a lack of knowledge of the literature that exists outside medieval Icelandic and Nor wegian manuscripts Norse Gr . eenland operates with a source hierarchy that follows an ethnic hierarchy in which Inuit reports find themselves at the bottom tier. In the same way that Nedkvitne accuses other r - esearch ers of promoting certain agendas, he seems to carefully follow an agenda that postulates a cover up of the tr - uth about the bloodthirstiness of Inuit committed by politically correct scholars. In this Norse Gr way, eenland is an odd expression of Norwegian national romanticism that seems to argue that the North Atlantic belongs to Norway at the expense of Inuit, Norse Greenlanders, and Icelanders. The book reads more as a

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Published: Oct 22, 2020

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