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The Utility of the 'Other': German Representations of Sweden in the Second Half of the Eighteenth Century
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Economic History.
2013 (English)In: European history quarterly, ISSN 0265-6914, E-ISSN 1461-7110, Vol. 43, no 4, 603-627 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article analyses the representations of Sweden in a renowned and widely read German periodical, the Gottingische Anzeigen von gelehrten Sachen, during the period 1753-92. The investigation demonstrates how a European country could be imagined and put to use in a nearby state, where its mental and physical closeness gave it the ambiguous status of a proximate other'. Although Anzeigen identified with the northern kingdom in many respects, Sweden's nature and climate, indigenous Lapp population and remaining German provinces constituted a basis for representations of it as other' rather than same'. Nonetheless, Sweden and its literati were usually put in a positive light due to the existence of extensive Hanoverian-Swedish networks, an ideological identification with Sweden's estate society and a willingness to embrace useful Swedish models. Anzeigen's favourable renderings of these models amounted to a patriotic-cosmopolitan economy', through which particularistic experiences could be turned into universal phenomena and transferred to foreign settings.

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2013. Vol. 43, no 4, 603-627 p.
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Enlightenment, Germany, public sphere, Sweden
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Social Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-210585DOI: 10.1177/0265691413498194ISI: 000324414500001OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-210585DiVA: diva2:663510
Available from: 2013-11-12 Created: 2013-11-11 Last updated: 2017-12-06Bibliographically approved

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