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Svenskhet på Flashback forum?: Idealtypsanalys om Svenskhet utifrån fyra implicita kulturdefinitioner om svenskhet/svensk kultur på Flashback forum
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Political Science.
2015 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Swedes and Swedish Culture are controversial political subjects in Sweden. The definitions for Swedish culture are very vague and what is the answer to the question: Who can be called Swedes? It has been debated in Sweden more since Swedish Democrats crossed the four percent threshold necessary for representation in the Swedish parliament. Swedes or Swedish culture on a large internet forum with 2 million visitors per week called Flashback forum is material for this thesis.

Flashback forum has currently more than 50 million posts published and has more than 970 000 users. Flashback forum is more and more often mentioned in Swedish media. This is a new study of Swedes or Swedish culture in an internet context based on specific definitions of culture. The specific definitions of culture are based on Professor emeritus Karl-Olov Arnstberg’s book “Svenskheten – den kulturförnekande kulturen”. The specific definitions of culture are used in a classification of the posts on Flashback forum in an ideal type analysis.

Which out of four specific definitions of culture are most notable on Flashback forum and what is significant for that particular definition? The most notable definition of culture on Flashback forum is “mentalt kapital”. “Mentalt kapital” is a definition about social values, political values and communicational skills such as the Swedish language.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. , 47 p.
Keyword [en]
swedes, Swedish culture, anonymity, ethnicity, Flashback forum
Keyword [sv]
Flashback, anonymitet, svenskhet, etnicitet, svensk kultur, Flashback forum, Karl-Olov Arnstberg
National Category
Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalization Studies)
URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-44184OAI: diva2:821051
Subject / course
Political Science
Educational program
International Politics Studies, specialization Political Analysis, 180 credits
Available from: 2015-06-16 Created: 2015-06-14 Last updated: 2015-06-16Bibliographically approved

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