A book is out that showcases some of the diverse ways that mobility and transnationalism have characterized Iceland. It covers a wide spectrum of research from different disciplines and perspectives. The book’s title is Mobility and Transnational Iceland – Current Transformations and Global Entanglements and can be found here.
Iceland has increasingly been tangled in a dense network of various mobilities, leading to the growing transnational character of Icelandic society. This means that Iceland is involved in and affected by different forms of exchange and flows of ideas, capital, objects and people: emigration, immigration; involving foreign workers, refugees, human trafficking, business trips, educational and cultural transfer, and tourism. This edited volume brings together researchers focusing on Icelandic society from the per- spective of mobility and transnational connections. The chapters are based on inter- disciplinary research bringing in different ways highlighting the complex implications of mobilities and transnationalism for the Icelandic state, institutions, society and culture.
The book is a product of the project of excellence titled ‘Mobility and Transnational Iceland.’ The project sought to stimulate conversation between scholars in the social sciences working on mobility and to encourage new research on different kinds of mobility in relation to Iceland.
Mobilities and Transnational Iceland, is a three-year project of excellence that aims to bring together researchers studying recent changes in Iceland from the perspective on mobility and transnational connections. The project has been funded by Rannís, the Icelandic Centre for Research. It is located at the Faculty of Social and Human Sciences at the University of Iceland, but involves academic and non-academic partners in Iceland and abroad.