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Swedish Mentality, the English translation of the hugely successful book published in Sweden in , considers the reality behind the myth. The author, Åke. Try delving into one of the many books on getting to know the Swedes. It could make for a happy-ever-after ending to your story. The Local’s. Read Swedish Mentality by Åke Daun by Åke Daun by Åke Daun for free with a 30 day free trial. Read eBook on the web, iPad, iPhone and Android.

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He recognizes behavioral variations related to gender, age, class, and region, and he considers subtleties of individual character as well. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

The book was not anti-Swedish and not self-congratulatory. However, I still found all the other reviews helpful.

Why don’t Swedes do small talk?

The words are poetic advice for living and survival. He recognizes behavioral variations related to gender, age, class, and region, and he considers subtleties of individual character as well.

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Swedish Mentality by Åke Daun

Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. Is there a distinctly Swedish national character? Don’t have a Kindle? Indeed, while the 80s brought cross-cultural communication to the fore, the 90s saw more immigrants crossing Swedish shores. The advent of the European Union and the increasing presence of immigrant refugees in Sweden have fueled public debate on the distinctiveness mentqlity Swedish culture.


Swedish book bus brings libraries closer to the people. As an American living in Sweden I find the process convoluted, the translation confusing and the end result simplifying to the point of reinforcing the stereotypes addressed. One has to be careful not to do it wke absurdum. After reading this book, I was able to understand the cultural particularities of Swedish people. To ask other readers questions about Swedish Mentalityplease sign up.

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If you have any concerns as to the authenticity of the item listed on this page please contact us. 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.

Description Is there a distinctly Swedish national character? Awedish news pod Mon – Fri at 4. Membership My account Gift voucher Corporate Help center. The misery of trying to find apartment in sweden. The result is an entertaining and engagingly written book. Apr 11, Victor rated it liked it. If I were to summarize this book in just a few words I would say that Swedes are on average more pragmatic, quiet, non-aggressive, mentaliity, rational, honest, diligent, punctual, orderly, and yes envious too.

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In recent years, it has become popular to discuss Swedishness and Swedish identity. Get notified about breaking news on The Local. Swedish Mentalitythe English translation of the hugely successful book published in Sweden inconsiders the reality behind the myth.

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If you do it by surveys the answers will be affected by local beliefs and prejudices, and local interpretation of words will distort the results. 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.

Half pupils flunk school in crime-hit Swedish districts. We only accept payments through PayPal. Throughout, Daun quotes from interviews with native Swedes and immigrants as well as from travel accounts, folklore, and proverbs.

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Another Swedish peculiarity that causes some funny situations when Swedes come to America is the Swedish propensity for “thanking”, especially for something in the past that they already said thanks for. Through his work and own experience Moon says people don’t always find it easy assimilating.

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The attitude of never offering help because it would assume you would be unable I help yourself It is all about taking care of yourself despite the socialistic values if the country. Pages with related products.

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