Det neutrala landet ingenstans. Bilder av andra världskriget och den svenska utopin

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This essay examines how the image of Sweden was visualized in Swedish visual culture from 1945 and onwards, in relation to the experience of World War II. It looks on a broad range of visual expressions, ranging from movies to picture magazines, school books, stamps, postcards, coins and medallions, etc. The essay argues that Sweden's national self-image was carefully constructed through visual culture in order to confirm the notions of Swedish neutrality, humanitarianism, and moral superiority.

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  • Art History

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  • Sweden, neutrality, visual culture, World War II
Original languageSwedish
Pages (from-to)209-242
JournalScandia. Historisk tidskrift
Volume69
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2003
Publication categoryResearch
Peer-reviewedYes