The Social Life of Dreams

A Thousand Years of Negotiated Meanings in Iceland

By Adrienne Heijnen

This book explores how dreams, remembered upon awakening, are turned into social action in a European society. Supported by ethnographic research of modern Iceland and examples from the historical literature, the book argues that the social meaning ascribed to the Icelandic dream has been a continuous part of Icelandic everyday life for a thousand years and is still being adapted today. (Series: European Studies in Culture and Policy - Vol. 12)

296 pages

Publication Date: 12/31/2013
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9783643902382