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Kanska eru smáar oyggjar ikki bara fyri fuglar

Author

  • Ingegerd Sjøstrøm

Summary, in English

Situated below the Artic Circle at 62 degrees north latitude, the Faroe Islands only add upp to 540 square miles and approximately 50.000 inhabitants. They constitute a self-governing overseas administrative division of the kingdom of Denmark. Despite this the Faroe Islanders have their own language and culture. Their film production has though a rather sporadic history and is of a quite late date. The purpose of this study is thus to enquite into the following Faroese feature films, Bye Bye Bluebird, Ludo and Dreams by the Sea and their depiction of the following aspects of collective identity: ”national”, religious, linguistic and gender identity in terms of gender roles. National is in quotation marks because of the Faroe Islands being a part of the Danish kingdom. This essay intends to gain an in-depth understanding of the researched phenomenon through hermeneutic research. It was executed by use of narrative analysis, together with the theoretical framework: identity theories, whereafter these were applied to the films. The result shows that the Faroe Islanders are portrayed as conservative with regard to the patterns of gender roles, but also their Christian beliefs.

Department/s

Publishing year

2018

Language

Swedish

Document type

Student publication for Bachelor's degree

Topic

  • Social Sciences

Keywords

  • Faroe Islands
  • collective identity
  • feature films
  • narrative analysis
  • Europastudier

Supervisor

  • Tomas Sniegon