Europeans: Essays on Cultural Identity

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Åke Daun, Sören Jansson
Nordic Academic Press, 1999 - Social Science - 280 pages
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Social scientists, a rehabilitation researcher, a folklorist, a political commentator, and other contributors survey some of the differences in European culture and discuss the complex topic of national identity in Europe. This volume forms a fascinating mosaic of European diversity, revealing idiosyncrasies such as that it is rude to interrupt in Sweden, that acting normal is quite silly enough in the Netherlands, how Poles banter about heroes, how Icelandic national identity fits into a Nordic and international context, why reunified Germany is one country and two cultures, and whether there is such a thing as a Belgian national identity.

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Contents

Introduction
9
Act Normally Thats Quite Silly Enough
25
The Irish
47
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Åke Daun is the professor emeritus of European ethnology at Stockholm University, Sweden.

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