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      The Swedes and their history

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            The aim of this article is to analyse adolescents' views of Swedish history. A small number of adults were also included in the study. The analysis shows that, regardless of the age of the informants, Sweden is portrayed as an exception from the world through its legacy of a long peace (in spite of a war-torn distant history) and through its enjoyment of progress, democracy and prosperity. We interpret this as a result of a history culture in which schools as well as other institutions produce a common, conflict-free history, which may be challenged in an emerging neonationalist era.

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            Journal
            10430
            London Review of Education
            UCL IOE Press
            1474-8460
            01 July 2017
            : 15
            : 2
            : 243-258
            Article
            1474-8460(20170701)15:2L.243;1- s8.phd /ioep/clre/2017/00000015/00000002/art00008
            10.18546/LRE.15.2.08
            68aa8493-8316-4f78-a5d5-f387856f7e50
            Copyright @ 2017
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            Articles: Negotiating the nation

            Education,Assessment, Evaluation & Research methods,Educational research & Statistics,General education
            HISTORY CULTURE,NATIONALISM,SWEDISH HISTORY,COLLECTIVE MEMORY,HISTORY SYLLABUSES,HISTORY EDUCATION

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