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Made in Sweden : 25 ideas that created a country / Elisabeth Asbrink.

Made in Sweden : 25 ideas that created a country / Elisabeth Asbrink.
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ISBN 9781925849097 (hardback)
Author Asbrink, Elisabeth author.
Title Made in Sweden : 25 ideas that created a country / Elisabeth Asbrink.
Publisher/Date Brunswick, Victoria, Australia : Scribe Publications, 2019.
©2019
Pagination etc. ix, 150 pages ; 21 cm.
Summary Note What are the real Swedish Values? Who is the real Swedish Model? In recent times, we have come to favour all things Scandi - their food, furnishings, fiction, fashion, and general way of life. We seem to regard the Swedes and their Scandinavian neighbours as altogether more sophisticated, admirable, and evolved than us. We have all aspired to be Swedish, to live in their perfectly designed society from the future. But what if we have invested all our faith in a fantasy? What if Sweden has in fact never been as moderate, egalitarian, dignified, or tolerant as it would like to (have us) think? The recent rise to political prominence of an openly neo-Nazi party has begun to crack the illusion, and here now is Swede Elisabeth Asbrink, who loves her country ‘but not blindly’, presenting twenty-five of her nation’s key words and icons afresh, in order to give the world a clearer-eyed understanding of this fascinating country …
Subject National characteristics, Swedish
Quality of life -- Sweden
Sweden -- Social life and customs
Sweden -- Politics and government
Shelf Location 306.09485 ASBR
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