The Concept of Nordicity and How it Relates to Canada

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The beginning:
The Concept of Nordicity and How it Relates to Canada
Nordicity
is at once a simple and complex concept. It is simple in that it seems to be describing a geographic region with a set of northern characteristics. In other words countries that possess these characteristic are considered Nordic(
Anglin
et al 111). However,
nordicity
is not an entirely geographic term. It is just as much a cultural, mythological and psychological constructed region as a geographical one(Grace 45).
This essay will explore the concept of
nordicity
and how it relates to Canada. It will look at how the concept of
nordicity
is primarily a cultural and psychological one that is constantly changing. Areas that used to be considered Nordic are no longer thought of as...
The end:
.....icity
is associated with concepts of the unknown and the untamed. As areas on the supposed boundary become more developed they are no longer unknown and untamed. The result is that the constructed boundary shifted further and further northward. In the end this process may result in Canada no longer being considered a Nordic country.
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