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Swedish Mentality

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Description for Swedish Mentality paperback. Translator(s): Teeland, Jan. Num Pages: 240 pages. BIC Classification: 1DNS; JFC; JHBC; JHM; JHMP; PSX. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational; (UP) Postgraduate, Research & Scholarly; (UU) Undergraduate. Dimension: 142 x 218 x 18. Weight in Grams: 356.

Is there a distinctly Swedish national character? Are Swedes truly shy, unemotional, conflict-avoiding, melancholy, and dour? Swedish Mentality, the English translation of the hugely successful book published in Sweden in 1989, considers the reality behind the myth. The author, Åke Daun, is a respected ethnologist who is sometimes referred to as the "guru" of Swedish character. In recent years, it has become popular to discuss Swedishness and Swedish identity. The advent of the European Union and the increasing presence of immigrant refugees in Sweden have fueled public debate on the distinctiveness of Swedish culture. Daun, however, goes beyond stereotype, drawing ... Read more

Swedish Mentality should interest a wide array of readers, whether of Swedish descent or not.

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Pennsylvania State University Press United States
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About Åke Daun
Åke Daun is Professor and Head of the Institute of Ethnology at Stockholm University and the Nordic Museum. He is the author of many books in Swedish, but this is his first to be available in English.

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