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Svenskarna om Sverige och svenskheten

Nordin, Magdalena LU (2001) In Världsbild och mening. En empirisk studie av livsåskådningar i dagens Sverige p.105-135
Abstract
In the last years there has been an increasing interest among scholars in what is typically Swedish and what is characteristic for a Swede. A typical question would be: what constitutes a Swede? There are various reasons for this growing interest. One of them is the increasing, permanent and progressively more marked appearance of immigrants in Sweden.

In this text I will discuss the concepts ethnicity and nationalism and try to find out how to ”measure Swedishness”. I also look at what have been considered Swedish historically and how others have studied what is typically Swedish.

The research is based on two studies, one from 1995 and one from 1998. Both studies are surveys distributed to a large number of people chosen... (More)
In the last years there has been an increasing interest among scholars in what is typically Swedish and what is characteristic for a Swede. A typical question would be: what constitutes a Swede? There are various reasons for this growing interest. One of them is the increasing, permanent and progressively more marked appearance of immigrants in Sweden.

In this text I will discuss the concepts ethnicity and nationalism and try to find out how to ”measure Swedishness”. I also look at what have been considered Swedish historically and how others have studied what is typically Swedish.

The research is based on two studies, one from 1995 and one from 1998. Both studies are surveys distributed to a large number of people chosen by random. Language, nature and traditions are important aspects for constituting the Swedish character. Common origin and religion are not. There is a strong cohesion among Swedes and a low degree of acceptance for people of foreign origin. The Swede prefers to live in Sweden and is quite proud of being Swedish. (Less)
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The Swedes on Sweden and Swedishness
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keywords
ethnicity, Nationalism, national belonging, Swedishness, religion
in
Världsbild och mening. En empirisk studie av livsåskådningar i dagens Sverige
editor
Bråkenhielm, Carl Reinhold
pages
105 - 135
publisher
Bokförlaget Nya Doxa
ISBN
91-578-0381-1
language
Swedish
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yes
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8fa3df93-f8d1-4670-ab8c-e2acf0b832f6 (old id 2227337)
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2011-12-21 15:02:08
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In this text I will discuss the concepts ethnicity and nationalism and try to find out how to ”measure Swedishness”. I also look at what have been considered Swedish historically and how others have studied what is typically Swedish.<br/><br>
The research is based on two studies, one from 1995 and one from 1998. Both studies are surveys distributed to a large number of people chosen by random. Language, nature and traditions are important aspects for constituting the Swedish character. Common origin and religion are not. There is a strong cohesion among Swedes and a low degree of acceptance for people of foreign origin. The Swede prefers to live in Sweden and is quite proud of being Swedish.},
  author       = {Nordin, Magdalena},
  editor       = {Bråkenhielm, Carl Reinhold},
  isbn         = {91-578-0381-1},
  keyword      = {ethnicity,Nationalism,national belonging,Swedishness,religion},
  language     = {swe},
  pages        = {105--135},
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  series       = {Världsbild och mening. En empirisk studie av livsåskådningar i dagens Sverige},
  title        = {Svenskarna om Sverige och svenskheten},
  year         = {2001},
}