A book about the changes in economy and population that have occurred for more than a decade and how these changes pose challenges to the once so respected Swedish model.
Sweden is internationally renowned for its generous welfare state. However, over the past decades, changes in economic circumstances and population composition, as well as increasing population concentration in larger urban areas, have imposed new challenges to the Swedish model. What does this imply for individual and collective identity formation? Why and how have some places become more attractive than others? What individuals or groups prosper from these changes and who looses?
The authors of this anthology highlight social and political change in Sweden from different perspectives, based on various studies in urban and rural Sweden. They represent five disciplines: history, human geography, political science, social work and sociology. Contextualised by theories on place and identity, the book's ten chapters focus on ageing, lifestyle migration, rural landscape, place branding, group identity, religion, music, the school as a meeting place, unsafety and residential projects.
The participating authors are affiliated with the Centre for Urban and Regional Studies (CUReS) at Örebro University, Sweden.
Editors: Marco Eimermann, Anders Trumberg
Medförfattare: Marco Eimermann, Håkan Forsell, Charlotte Fridolfsson, Maja Lilja, Susanna Nordström, Monika Persson, Peter Sundström, Andreas K. G. Thörn, Anders Trumberg
Kategori: Santérus Academic Press
Utgivning: februari 2015
Antal sidor: 232