Det færøske samfunds transformation. Et helhedsperspektiv på de sociale og økonomiske kræfter, der skabte det moderne Færøerne
Søgu og Samfelagsdeildin á Fróðskaparsetrinum
Hans Andrias Sølvará, Erling Isholm og Rolf Guttesen
Stuðul úr Granskingargrunninum:
The overall ambition of this project is to write the 1800's Faroese social history. Social history is here understood as those social and economic forces and processes which were moving the Faroese society from tradition and into modernity. Even though there is written some literature on Faroese socio-economic development in the 1800’s, there is no full synthesis written on this matter.
The empirical focus will be on four different themes: history of ideas, socio-political issues, economy and society, and society from the perspective of the marginalized. Both intensive and extensive methodological designs will be applied in our archival studies.
The analytical focus of the project will be on both social action and social structures, which we may describe as society's engine and society’s social media respectively. We will draw freely on core theories in modern institutional and cultural research, thus stimulating interpretative theory, hence evolving new perspectives on the transformation of the Faroese society, but also on social and economic change in general.
The important outcome of this study will be a qualitative new understanding of the whole issue of modernity and its introduction into the Faroese community. Such an innovative understanding of the past will also change our understanding of contemporary structures and processes. Furthermore, the systematic collection of data will be an useful source for other students and researchers, even in other scientific fields, who are in need to understand about the past to get hold with the present.