Norway: Society and Culture

Norway: Society and Culture

by Eva Maagero, Birte Simonsen

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Overview

Norway, Society and Culture provides an introduction to contemporary Norwegian society. Is Norway a wealthy country because of its oil? Why have Edvard Grieg, Henrik Ibsen, Knut Hamsun and Edvard Munch become world famous? What are the basic Norwegian values? Why do we have two official written languages in a country with only 4.7 million people? Is Norway in a position to influence world politics? How are minorities treated? Is Christianity on the wane in Norway? What is it like to grow up in Norwgian kindergartens and schools? What are the challenges for the Norwegian welfare state? Norway, Society and Culture provides an introduction to contemporary Norwegian society for tourists, students, people in Norway on business, or anyone interested in knowing more about the northwestern corner of the European continent. In 19 short chapters, Norwegian scholars present a wide range of aspects of present-day Norway. Stimulating and accessible!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9788292712184
Publisher: Portal Books
Publication date: 09/01/2008
Edition description: Second edition
Pages: 350
Product dimensions: 6.60(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.80(d)

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