Made in Sweden : 25 ideas that created a country

Made in Sweden : 25 ideas that created a country
Åsbrink, Elisabeth
  • Item Type: Book - 948.5 ASBR
  • Published: 2019
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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 Åsbrink, 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 …

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National characteristics, Swedish.
Quality of life--Sweden.


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9781925849097 (hardback)

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Åsbrink, Elisabeth,


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

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Brunswick, Victoria, Australia : Scribe Publications, 2019.

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ix, 150 pages ; 21 cm.

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National characteristics, Swedish.

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Quality of life--Sweden.

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Sweden--Social life and customs.

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Sweden--Politics and government.

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