The American scholar William Wilson discusses the relationship between the study of folklore and the rise of nationalistic movements in Finland.
How are the Sámi depicted in Nordic national epics? Their role in the story, as well as their descriptions, can tell us much about how growing nationalistic feeling saw minorities and how these were classified as others.
How do we discuss the concept of otherness in Snorri’s famous Heimskringla? Sirpa Aalto’s study offers a good overlook of the topic.