Made in Sweden : 25 ideas that created a country / Elisabeth Asbrink.Publisher: Brunswick, Victoria, Australia : Scribe Publications, 2019Copyright date: copyright2019Description: ix, 150 pages ; 21 cmContent type:
- still image
- 9781925849097 (hardback)
- Made in Sweden : twenty-five ideas that created a country
- Orden som formade Sverige. English
- 306.09485 23
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.
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