Swedish Mentality

Swedish Mentality

by Ake Daun
     
 

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Ake Daun, a respected ethnologist who is sometimes referred to as the 'guru' of Swedish character, goes beyond stereotype, drawing upon statistics gathered during more than a decade of research. He quotes from interviews with native Swedes and immigrants as well as from travel accounts, folklore, and proverbs. We learn why some Swedes might prefer to walk up a flight… See more details below

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Ake Daun, a respected ethnologist who is sometimes referred to as the 'guru' of Swedish character, goes beyond stereotype, drawing upon statistics gathered during more than a decade of research. He quotes from interviews with native Swedes and immigrants as well as from travel accounts, folklore, and proverbs. We learn why some Swedes might prefer to walk up a flight of stairs rather than share an elevator with a neighbor and why some gain satisfaction from walking alone in the woods or going fishing. 'Swedish Mentality' is an entertaining and engagingly written book that should interest a wide range of readers, whether or not of Swedish descent.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780271015026
Publisher:
Penn State University Press
Publication date:
12/28/1995
Pages:
248
Sales rank:
1,406,770
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.69(d)

Meet the Author

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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