Om Sverige i polsk press 1989-1999
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Żmuda-Trzebiatowska, M. (2007). Om Sverige i polsk press 1989-1999. Folia Scandinavica Posnaniensia, 8, 113–127. Retrieved from


An analysis o f articles about Sweden which have appeared in the Polish press from 1989 to 1999 makes it possible to distinguish the most frequent subjects chosen by Polish journalists. These subjects include the unsolved case of the assassination of Olof Palme, the drawbacks of the Swedish welfare state, the controversies connected with Swedish neutrality, the discussions on how far equality can go and the problems of a multicultural country; as well as Swedish peculiarities such as alcohol policy, liberal morals, the position of the Church in a secularized society and the attachment to the monarchy. This article covers several examples o f these most popular topics. It also examines the way in which they have been presented, with regard to the traditional perception of Sweden by Poles as well as to the sense of Polish national identity noticeable in the journalists’ comments. The problems connected with these issues are discussed in greater detail in the author’s doctoral thesis in the chapter which deals with the perception of Sweden in Poland.
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Polska artiklar om Sverige från åren 1989-1999 publicerade i Gazeta Wyborcza (GW), Rzeczpospolita, Polityka och Wprost.


Fjendebilleder og fremmedhad (red. Kristof K. Kristiansen, Jens R. Rasmussen), Inledning, FN-forbundet 1988.

Honko Lauri, "Metodologiska och terminologiska betraktelser", i: Tro, sanning, sägen (red. Bengt af Klintberg), Bokförlaget Pan/Norstedts, Stockholm 1973.

Linde-Laursen Anders, ”»... derfra min verden går« - om national identitet”, i: Nationella identiteter i Norden - ett fullbordat projekt? (red. Anders Linde-Laursen, Jan Olof Nilsson), Nordiska rådet 1991.

Zander Ulf, Fomstora dagar, moderna tider. Bruk av och debatter om svensk historia från sekelskifte tili sekelskifte, Nordic Academic Press, Lund 2001.

Żmuda-Trzebiatowska Magdalena, "Polen - Sverige. Bilden av den andre och den nationella identiteten mot bakgrund av svenska och polska presstexter frän ären 1989-1999", Poznań 2001 (manus).

Żmuda-Trzebiatowska Magdalena, "Om Polen i svensk dagspress", Folia Scandinavica Posnaniensia vol. 6, 2000, s. 125-139.

Żmuda-Trzebiatowska Magdalena, "Stereotyper som referensram. Bilden av Polen i svensk dagspress 1989-1999", Sverige och Polen. Nationer och stereotyper, Slavica Lundensia 20, 2000, s. 83-104.