The Cultural Construction of Equality in Norden

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This chapter argues that the Nordic countries managed to keep the tension between freedom and equality under better control than elsewhere in Europe. This is something different from arguing about concepts like freedom and equality in absolute terms. The control of the tension between freedom and equality might be seen as a Nordic Sonderweg, which dealt with the political and cultural implementation and management of the vision of equality. The Nordic specificity was that the bønder (farmers) were both the object of a Romantic idealization of a heroic past going back to the world of the sagas, and an actively participating subject in political processes. Norden became, in some sense, more equal than many other societies, and the people’s movements were crucial in this development. When trying to come to terms with new kinds of inequalities when industrial capitalism was spreading, the people’s movements gave the debate a particular twist. Ideals of equality were connected to ideals of positive freedom following Isaiah Berlin and to ideals of self-realization through bildning.
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OtsikkoEgalitarianism in Scandinavia : Historical and Contemporary Perspectives
ToimittajatSynnøve Bendixsen, Mary Bente Bringslid, Halvard Vike
Sivumäärä18
JulkaisupaikkaCham
KustantajaPalgrave Macmillan
Julkaisupäivä2018
Sivut47-64
ISBN (painettu)978-3-319-59790-4
ISBN (elektroninen)978-3-319-59791-1
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TilaJulkaistu - 2018
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NimiApproaches to Social Inequality and Difference

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Stråth, B. E. G. (2018). The Cultural Construction of Equality in Norden. teoksessa S. Bendixsen, M. B. Bringslid, & H. Vike (Toimittajat), Egalitarianism in Scandinavia : Historical and Contemporary Perspectives (Sivut 47-64). (Approaches to Social Inequality and Difference). Cham: Palgrave Macmillan. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-59791-1_2
Stråth, Bo Erik Gösta. / The Cultural Construction of Equality in Norden. Egalitarianism in Scandinavia : Historical and Contemporary Perspectives. Toimittaja / Synnøve Bendixsen ; Mary Bente Bringslid ; Halvard Vike. Cham : Palgrave Macmillan, 2018. Sivut 47-64 (Approaches to Social Inequality and Difference).
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Stråth, BEG 2018, The Cultural Construction of Equality in Norden. julkaisussa S Bendixsen, MB Bringslid & H Vike (toim), Egalitarianism in Scandinavia : Historical and Contemporary Perspectives. Approaches to Social Inequality and Difference, Palgrave Macmillan, Cham, Sivut 47-64. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-59791-1_2

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Egalitarianism in Scandinavia : Historical and Contemporary Perspectives. toim. / Synnøve Bendixsen; Mary Bente Bringslid; Halvard Vike. Cham : Palgrave Macmillan, 2018. s. 47-64 (Approaches to Social Inequality and Difference).

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