Heijnen, A: The Social Life of Dream
Englisch. Münster, 2013. 296 S., 23,5 cm. (Ethnologie / Anthropology, 53) Kt
The Social Life of Dreams explores how dreams, remembered upon awakening, are turned into social action in a European society. Supported by ethnographic research of modern Iceland and examples from the historical literature, the book argues that the social meaning ascribed to the Icelandic dream has been a continuous part of Icelandic everyday life for a thousand years, and is still being adapted today.