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

Elisabeth Asbrink


Scribe Publications

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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 sbrink, 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 ...

By:   Elisabeth Asbrink
Imprint:   Scribe Publications
Country of Publication:   Australia
Dimensions:   Height: 203mm,  Width: 136mm,  Spine: 16mm
Weight:   238g
ISBN:   9781925849097
ISBN 10:   1925849090
Pages:   128
Publication Date:   July 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

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