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The Xenophobe's Guide to the Swedes, 2nd Ed.

Peter Berlin

Publisher: Ravette, 1996 , 64 pages

ISBN: 1-85304-741-4

Keywords: Culture

Synopsis:

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Gaining access to the Swedish Soul can be difficult. Their navel-gazing literature offers few clues, and the news media even fewer. There is a secret entrance, however, in the form of Swedish cinema. This art form is the precinct not only of Bergman, but of a whole dynasty of talented film makers and actors casting their nets in a sea teeming with Soul and fat government subsidies.

Table of Contents:

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  • Nationalism and Identity
  • Character
  • Beliefs and Values
  • Behaviour
  • Obsessions
  • Manners
  • Conversation
  • Eating and Drinking
  • Leisure and Pleasure
  • Health and Hygiene
  • Sense of Humour
  • Culture
  • Custom and Tradition
  • Systems
  • Government
  • Crime and Punishment
  • Business
  • Language

Reviews:

The Xenophobe's Guide to the Swedes

by Roland Buresund last modified 2007-12-05 21:00

Rating: ***** (OK)

Funny, a bit nasty, but very accurate.

But I am biased, as I'm a Swede :-)

 


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