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What changed in 43 years? A comparison of the River Laxá dispute with perspectives towards the proposed Bjarnarflag geothermal power station

Sigridur Bylgja, Sigurjonsdottir LU (2013) HEKM10 20131
Human Ecology
Abstract
This thesis compares the 1970 River Laxá dispute in Skútustaðahreppur, Iceland with perspectives towards the proposed Bjarnarflag geothermal power station in the same region 43 years later. The events in 1970 have been called the first act of environmental protection in Iceland. The study concentrates on power relations through Foucault´s theory of Régime of Truth and Alf Hornborg´s theory on the society as a machine. Critical discourse analysis of interviews with locals and different stakeholders along with published sources are at the heart of the analysis. Analysis ranges from local, national and global discourses of late modernity and theoretically connects power to the discourses in question.
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Sigridur Bylgja, Sigurjonsdottir LU
supervisor
organization
course
HEKM10 20131
year
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H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
language
English
id
3736465
date added to LUP
2013-09-26 10:19:21
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2013-09-26 10:19:21
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  abstract     = {This thesis compares the 1970 River Laxá dispute in Skútustaðahreppur, Iceland with perspectives towards the proposed Bjarnarflag geothermal power station in the same region 43 years later. The events in 1970 have been called the first act of environmental protection in Iceland. The study concentrates on power relations through Foucault´s theory of Régime of Truth and Alf Hornborg´s theory on the society as a machine. Critical discourse analysis of interviews with locals and different stakeholders along with published sources are at the heart of the analysis. Analysis ranges from local, national and global discourses of late modernity and theoretically connects power to the discourses in question.},
  author       = {Sigridur Bylgja, Sigurjonsdottir},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {What changed in 43 years? A comparison of the River Laxá dispute with perspectives towards the proposed Bjarnarflag geothermal power station},
  year         = {2013},
}