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Swedish Cops : From Sjöwall & Wahlöö to Stieg Larsson

Tapper, Michael LU (2014)
Abstract
Michael Tapper considers Swedish culture and ideas from the period 1965 to 2012 as expressed in detective fiction and film in the tradition of Maj Sjöwall and Per Wahlöö. Believing the Swedish police narrative tradition to be part and parcel of the European history of ideas and culture, Tapper argues thaSwedish Copst, from being feared and despised, the police emerged as heroes and part of the modern social project of the welfare state after World War II.



Establishing themselves artistically and commercially in the forefront of the genre, Sjöwall and Wahlöö constructed a model for using the police novel as an instrument for ideological criticism of the social democratic government and its welfare state project. With... (More)
Michael Tapper considers Swedish culture and ideas from the period 1965 to 2012 as expressed in detective fiction and film in the tradition of Maj Sjöwall and Per Wahlöö. Believing the Swedish police narrative tradition to be part and parcel of the European history of ideas and culture, Tapper argues thaSwedish Copst, from being feared and despised, the police emerged as heroes and part of the modern social project of the welfare state after World War II.



Establishing themselves artistically and commercially in the forefront of the genre, Sjöwall and Wahlöö constructed a model for using the police novel as an instrument for ideological criticism of the social democratic government and its welfare state project. With varying political affiliations, their model has been adapted by authors such as Leif G. W. Persson, Jan Guillou, Henning Mankell, Håkan Nesser, Anders Roslund and Börge Hellström, and Stieg Larsson, and in film series such as Beck and Wallander. The first book of its kind about Swedish crime fiction, Swedish Cops: From Sjöwall and Wahlöö to Stieg Larsson is just as thrilling as the novels and films it analyses. (Less)
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Crime, police, literature, film, literary adaptations, politics in fiction, political debate, 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, 1990s, 2000s, 2010s.
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Higher Education
Popular Science
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377 pages
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Intellect Ltd.
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978-1-78320-188-4
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English
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yes
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Establishing themselves artistically and commercially in the forefront of the genre, Sjöwall and Wahlöö constructed a model for using the police novel as an instrument for ideological criticism of the social democratic government and its welfare state project. With varying political affiliations, their model has been adapted by authors such as Leif G. W. Persson, Jan Guillou, Henning Mankell, Håkan Nesser, Anders Roslund and Börge Hellström, and Stieg Larsson, and in film series such as Beck and Wallander. The first book of its kind about Swedish crime fiction, Swedish Cops: From Sjöwall and Wahlöö to Stieg Larsson is just as thrilling as the novels and films it analyses.},
  author       = {Tapper, Michael},
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  language     = {eng},
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  title        = {Swedish Cops : From Sjöwall & Wahlöö to Stieg Larsson},
  year         = {2014},
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