The multiple modernities of Sweden

Gosseye, Janina (2011) The multiple modernities of Sweden. Footprint, 9 91-94.

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Author Gosseye, Janina
Title The multiple modernities of Sweden
Journal name Footprint   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1875-1504
Publication date 2011-01-01
Sub-type Review of book, film, TV, video, software, performance, music etc
Open Access Status File (Publisher version)
Volume 9
Start page 91
End page 94
Total pages 4
Place of publication Delft, Netherlands
Publisher Technische Universiteit Delft , Delft School of Design
Language eng
Formatted abstract
This article reviews the book Swedish Modernism. Architecture, Consumption and the Welfare State, edited by Helena Mattsson and Sven-Olov Wallenstein. In this volume, the editors plea for the construction of ‘multiple modernities’, following which a more diversified understanding of the European welfare state can be constructed. Through twelve contributions by a group of international scholars, Mattsson and Wallenstein aspire to initiate the construction of an emblematic Swedish modernism. The book offers an intricate and diversified reading of the history of the Swedish Folkhemmet, including political history, social sciences and media studies. When it comes to the built environment, however, the volume focuses largely on the home, with a few excursions to exhibition spaces and into corporate culture. In this volume, Mattsson and Wallenstein answer many questions, but raise an equal amount of new questions and thus leave the reader wanting more, as any good book should.
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Sub-type: Review of book, film, TV, video, software, performance, music etc
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Created: Thu, 26 Sep 2013, 06:00:30 EST by Janina Gosseye on behalf of School of Architecture