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

By: Publisher: Brunswick, Victoria, Australia : Scribe Publications, 2019Copyright date: copyright2019Description: ix, 150 pages ; 21 cmContent type:
  • still image
  • text
Media type:
  • unmediated
Carrier type:
  • volume
  • 9781925849097 (hardback)
Other title:
  • Made in Sweden : twenty-five ideas that created a country
Uniform titles:
  • Orden som formade Sverige. English
Subject(s): DDC classification:
  • 306.09485 23
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First published in Swedish as: Orden som formade Sverige, 2018.

Includes bibliographical references.

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.

Translated from the Swedish.

Item type Current library Call number Status Notes Date due Barcode
Book Book SMSA Library Non-fiction 306.0948 ASBR Available September 2019 69724

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