By Niels Kayser Nielsen

This booklet contains a few cultural-historical and ethnographic reports of the heritage of recreation within the Nordic international locations. The stories research the contribution made by way of game to the improvement of Scandinavian nationalism within the 19th century, and examine the ways that game turned interwoven with the social lifetime of electorate within the a number of Scandinavian nations within the 20th century. the focus of this quantity, hence, isn't at the organizational background of game, neither is it on society vis-ss-vis game - i.e., activity as a mirrored image of a undeniable societal constellation. fairly, what's of curiosity is recreation in society, and for this reason the ebook goals to demonstrate the ways that recreation has been used and has served to assist clarify and comprehend Scandinavian society forms.

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