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Approaches to Social Inequality and Difference

Egalitarianism in Scandinavia

Historical and Contemporary Perspectives

Editors: Bendixsen, Synnove, Bringslid, Mary Bente, Vike, Halvard (Eds.)

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  • Presents a far-reaching, novel, and interdisciplinary approach to the investigation of egalitarianismOffers illustrative and engaging ethnographic case studies
  • Investigates, complicates, and critiques ideas of 'Scandinavian exceptionalism'
  • Grounded in an examination of Scandinavia but reaches beyond this region in its implications and discussions
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This book discusses egalitarianism in Scandinavian countries through historically oriented and empirically based studies on social and political change. The chapters engage with issues related to social class, political conflict, the emergence of the welfare state, public policy, and conceptualizations of equality. Throughout, the contributors discuss and sometimes challenge existing notions of the social and cultural complexity of Scandinavia. For example, how does egalitarianism in these nations differ from other contemporary manifestations of egalitarianism? Is it meaningful to continue to nurture the idea of Scandinavian exceptionalism in an age of economic crises and globalization? The book also proposes that egalitarianism is not merely a relationship between specific, influential enlightenment ideas and patterns of policy, but an aspect of social organization characterized by specific forms of political tension, mobilization, and conflict resolution-as well as emerging cultural values such as individual autonomy.

About the authors

Synnøve Bendixsen is Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Social Anthropology at the University of Bergen, Norway.

Mary Bente Bringslid is Associate Professor in the Department of Social Anthropology at the University of Bergen, Norway.

Halvard Vike is Professor in the Department of Health, Social, and Welfare Studies at the University College of Southeast Norway, and Senior Researcher at Telemark Research Institute, Norway.

Table of contents (15 chapters)

Table of contents (15 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Egalitarianism in Scandinavia
Book Subtitle
Historical and Contemporary Perspectives
Editors
  • Synnove Bendixsen
  • Mary Bente Bringslid
  • Halvard Vike
Series Title
Approaches to Social Inequality and Difference
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-59791-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-59791-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-59790-4
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-86702-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 357
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