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Place and Identity: A new landscape of social and political change in Sweden
Örebro universitet. (Centrum för Urbana och Regionala Studier)
Örebro universitet. (Centrum för Urbana och Regionala Studier)
2015 (English)Collection (editor) (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

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.

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Stockholm: Santerus Academic Press , 2015. , 229 p.
Keyword [en]
place identity urban regional climate migration belonging ambivalence landscape religion music school safety residential projects place branding
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Social Sciences Humanities
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-99843ISBN: 9789173350440OAI: diva2:788299
Available from: 2015-02-13 Created: 2015-02-13 Last updated: 2015-09-11Bibliographically approved

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