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Shelves: international-relations , nonfiction , sociology I finally join the tens of people who have read this gripping monograph on Swedish thinking. Seriously, are there just 26 ratings to date on this volume reworked from the original Swedish version? The book got off to a slow start for me, a methodical and very clinical breakdown of the various stereotypes of modern Swedes, and a treatment of both the truths and myths behind the caricatures. But then it picks up from there and in fact proves to be very insightful. The author clearly fits I finally join the tens of people who have read this gripping monograph on Swedish thinking. The author clearly fits the bill of the characteristics he describes: reticent, aloof, modern, technical, worldly.

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Shelves: international-relations , nonfiction , sociology I finally join the tens of people who have read this gripping monograph on Swedish thinking. Seriously, are there just 26 ratings to date on this volume reworked from the original Swedish version?

The book got off to a slow start for me, a methodical and very clinical breakdown of the various stereotypes of modern Swedes, and a treatment of both the truths and myths behind the caricatures. But then it picks up from there and in fact proves to be very insightful. The author clearly fits I finally join the tens of people who have read this gripping monograph on Swedish thinking.

The author clearly fits the bill of the characteristics he describes: reticent, aloof, modern, technical, worldly. Still for the most part he maintains an objective view of the material even when it does not always portray his fellow countrymen in the best light.

One aspect that cropped up repeatedly was the idea that Swedes view themselves as envious, and that jealousy is more pronounced due to relative socioeconomic equality. While Sweden certainly has much to be admired, it is curious that its history of long periods without international conflict has produced a culture relatively naive and out-of-touch with the realities of its global neighbors.

That, of course, is beginning to change in recent years due to the unfettered levels of immigration Sweden has sponsored over many decades.

Conflict, violence, and economic strain are on the rise resulting in dramatic changes in political attitudes. At the core of a majority of Swedes is their sense of independence, relative autonomy, introversion, pleasantness, circumspection, order, godlessness, and a pronounced social defensiveness.

This sketch matches the Swedes I have met and known in my own experience. This book is helpful for understanding better where Swedes are coming from and for evaluating the pros and cons of policies that contribute to Swedish culture and identity.

This book is intriguing to me because it so clearly describes my Swedish-American family and I laugh at the picture it rather accurately paints of Sweden.

The book is probably quite outdated by now, but was interesting to read nonetheless.

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Are Swedes truly shy, unemotional, conflict-avoiding, melancholy, and dour? Swedish Mentality, the English translation of the hugely successful book published in Sweden in , considers the reality behind the myth. In recent years, it has become popular to discuss Swedishness and Swedish identity. The advent of the European Union and the increasing presence of immigrant refugees in Sweden have fueled public debate on the distinctiveness of Swedish culture.

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