A composite and ambivalent idea of insularity can be found in geographic and cultural realities, in modern literature and fiction, as well as in the most ancient mythological contexts. A feature that has made islands one of the main topos in Western collective imagination. The recent literary works of many island writers, considerably contribute to expand the knowledge of insularity from the anthropological, psychological, and aesthetic point of view. The autobiographical novel by the Danish-Faroese writer Siri R. H. Jacobsen offers a number of helpful cues to describe the conflicts of identity related to the islands and the islanders who live far away.
Vuoso U. (2019) "Intimate Islands. A Return to the Island as the Rediscovery of Identity " Italian Journal of Sociology of Education, 11(2), 351-359. DOI: 10.14658/PUPJ-IJSE-2019-2-16
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