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Lessons of Islands – new book by Dr. Firouz Gaini

Faroe University Press has recently published a book by Dr. Firouz Gaini entitled »Lessons of Islands – Place and identity in the Faroe Islands». The book is highly relevant in the ongoing discussion on the challenges for small and isolate societies.
Lessons of Islands – new book by Dr. Firouz Gaini

What do islands have in common, except of being surrounded by water? How do they relate to the continents?  These and other ‘insular’ questions are discussed in this revelatory book by the Faroese anthropologist Firouz Gaini.

The author takes readers to the North Atlantic in a search for ‘place’ in the physical and cultural landscapes of the Faroe Islanders. He guides us to airports and harbours, to private homes and schools, but also to cyberspace.


The book at hand is a reflection on the boundaries and contrasts that define place and identity from a small­islands perspective.


Dr. Firouz Gaini is teaching at the University of the Faroe Islands and the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. He is the author of several books in Faroese language. He has done fieldwork in the Faroe Islands and France.


Lessons of Islands is 80 pages, in english. The printed version is available in Faroese book stores  (Prize: DKK 180), the e-book will be available soon on (Prize: DKK 80).



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