An Introduction to Cultural Phenomenology
146pp Published 2014
How can classical philosophy help us deal with today’s cultural dilemmas? What’s more important - to be a good friend or to follow the rules? How far should we go to respect local culture at the cost of our own personal wishes? Who should be held accountable when things go wrong, and why should ‘culture’ matter so much in questions like leadership, responsibility and accountability?
This illustrated introduction aims to explain the gap between personal experience and cultural value systems. It is a process to help us dispense with the traditional duality of ‘our way‘ and ‘their way‘ and rather focus on the meaningful dialogue.
Images of Sweden
What is the image of Sweden outside Swedish borders, and how has this image been shaped and formed by Swedish popular culture? Why is it that in so many countries, Sweden is associated with ‘sex and sin’? What is the secret behind the success of the Millennium films? What does popular culture tell us about the ‘Swedish model’, and what has been described as the world’s most advanced society?
Images of Sweden looks at Swedish film and television—the international successes inspired by Astrid Lindgren, the Swedish ‘new wave’ of the late 1960s (Roy Andersson, Bo Widerberg, Jan Troell, Vilgot Sjöman) the significance of Ingmar Bergman’s film and television productions on Swedish culture, the big TV successes such as the hugely influential Expedition Robinson, and present day blockbusters, Arn, Hamilton, Let the Right One In, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.
IMAGES OF SWEDEN
FILM TELEVISION & POPULAR CULTURE
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