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Nakna sanningar från Amerika: Moderniserings- och kulturperspektiv från svensk-amerikanska berättelser
Halmstad University, School of Teacher Education (LUT).
2014 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [sv]

The purpose of this study is to shine a light at the Swedish americans impressions and attitudes against the American society from the perspective of modernization and cultural attributes. This, with a reference frame of the deeply politically rooted European conception of America as a threat to the cultural well being, and as a thriving materialistic and progress bound constitution.

The result shows that the attitudes against America in the descriptions were not all comparable with the conception that was conducted in Europe. However, the experiences altered whereas the study attends two different periods of time. The experiences differenced due to the growing exposure to cultural diversity and a modernization that grew faster in America than anywhere in the world. Not to mention the change of experiences and expectations that was with brought from a changing atmosphere in Sweden. These factors would ultimately have an impact on the described experiences from Swedes in America.

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URN: urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-25286OAI: diva2:715744
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Available from: 2014-05-06 Created: 2014-05-06 Last updated: 2014-05-06Bibliographically approved

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