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"In Sweden we shake hands" - but are we really?

Andersson, Anton; Edling, Christofer LU and Rydgren, Jens (2017) In Sociologisk Forskning 54(4). p.377-381
Abstract
Motivated by a recent controversy over handshaking, a survey of the personal networks of young Swedes (n=2244) is used to describe greeting practices across social class, gender, immigrant background, and geographic location. While greeting practices in the sample are fairly uniform, there are also important differences. Handshaking is predominantly used by respondents with an immigrant background, men and women distinguish between greetings depending on the gender of the person they are greeting, and greeting practices differ between northern and southern Sweden as well as between rural and urban areas.
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  abstract     = {Motivated by a recent controversy over handshaking, a survey of the personal networks of young Swedes (n=2244) is used to describe greeting practices across social class, gender, immigrant background, and geographic location. While greeting practices in the sample are fairly uniform, there are also important differences. Handshaking is predominantly used by respondents with an immigrant background, men and women distinguish between greetings depending on the gender of the person they are greeting, and greeting practices differ between northern and southern Sweden as well as between rural and urban areas.},
  author       = {Andersson, Anton and Edling, Christofer and Rydgren, Jens},
  issn         = {0038-0342},
  keyword      = {greeting practice,friendship networks,gender},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {4},
  pages        = {377--381},
  publisher    = {Sociologisk Forskning},
  series       = {Sociologisk Forskning},
  title        = {"In Sweden we shake hands" - but are we really?},
  volume       = {54},
  year         = {2017},
}