Jennifer Eastman Attebery

Intersections in Environmental Justice publishes books for scholars and students that focus on environmental justice around the world. By inviting scholars from multidisciplinary perspectives—including but not limited to environmental, public, and Western histories; sociology; political science; communications; geography, Native and Indigenous studies; ethnic studies; women’s, gender, and sexuality studies; built environments; and ecology—the series explores the interrelated issues of race, gender, and inequity that impact citizens of the globe. Series titles cover land, food, agriculture, water, and climate justice issues and the way such issues are expressed in both urban and non-urban environments.

This series contributes to a growing conversation about the way in which community building creates an opportunity to create a better society, one that aims for food and water security, sovereignty of land, and generating bridges to connect individuals and organizations, the academy and activists, and citizens and policymakers to their local spaces, regions, and the planet.

All proposals for the this series should follow the press submission guidelines, and submission will be evaluated by the press acquisitions staff, the series editor and/or editorial board, as well as outside experts.

Jennifer Eastman Attebery is professor of English at Idaho State University, where she teaches folklore and also chairs the Department of English and Philosophy. She has twice enjoyed sojourns in Sweden, in 1988 as a Fulbright Senior Scholar at University of Gothenburg and in 2011 as the Fulbright Distinguished Chair in American Studies at Uppsala University. Attebery is the author of Up in the Rocky Mountains: Writing the Swedish Immigrant Experience. Her studies of Swedish culture in the Rocky Mountain West have also been published in Scandinavian Studies and Swedish-American Historical Quarterly.

Modalities of Swedish American Summer Celebration

I experienced just that recently on a vacation in Australia over the Thanksgiving (in the USA) holiday. First, Thanksgiving didn’t exist, and even more confusing was the feast of gratitude’s calendrical anchor: was it appropriate to give thanks on the fourth Thursday in November or on the day our families would celebrate in the USA, which was Friday?