Comparative Commentaries to Go: Iceland
It is sometimes said that anthropology aims to make the familiar strange and the strange familiar. If this is so, the two texts on Iceland, below, are works of anti-anthropology. It may be the case that, to outsiders, Iceland is a wondrously strange place, quite unlike, in its geology and sparsely populated remoteness at a northerly latitude, just about anywhere else on earth. Iceland is anything but familiar.