Thursday 17.11 at 6pm: The Nordic Cult of Loneliness by Peter Stadius
Dear friend of Arkadia, You are invited Arbis and the bookshop to ‘The Nordic Cult of Loneliness’ by Peter Stadius on Thursday 17.11 at 6.00 p.m. http://www.helsinki.fi/hum/nordic/english/index.html http://www.hel2.fi/arbis/english/index.htm Welcome! Warm regards, Ian www.arkadiabookshop.fi -Entrance is free and green tea will be offered. A donation of €2 (or more!) to fund the event is suggested and would be most welcome. The Nordic Cult of Loneliness Unlike in many other cultures Nordic people seem to enjoy loneliness. Actually a kind of loneliness cult can be traced in Nordic societies. In many cultural expression loneliness is a mark of nobility. Some scholars even claim that the Nordic welfare state actually promotes a kind of “state individualism” instead of collective thinking. How is this possible? A lecture by University Lecturer Peter Stadius, Helsinki University.