Kristín Loftsdóttir

Kristín Loftsdóttir works at the Department of Anthropology, University of Iceland. Kristín's research focuses on racism, mobilities, whiteness, gender and ideas of 'Europe'. She has conducted research in Iceland, Niger and Belgium. Read more about Kristín's work by clicking here.

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2021.02.24 | Article, Kristín Loftsdóttir, Nation building, Business, University of Iceland

"I’ve come to buy Tivoli”: Colonial desires and anxieties in Iceland in a new millennium

The economic boom in Iceland in the early 2000s reflected how colonial memory can linger on and become mobilized. During this period, Iceland became internationally visible due to aggressive global investments, embodied for the most part by male businessmen frequently referred to as 'Vikings'. This economic expansion, or 'útrás' as it is called in…