The Swedish Exception? The Humanities in the Modern Welfare State

In a review essay in the journal History of Humanities, Kasper Risbjerg Eskildsen discusses three new books dealing with the humanities in the modern welfare state: Folkhemmets styvbarn by Hampus Östh Gustafsson, Humanister i offentligheten by Johan Östling, Anton Jansson, and Ragni Svensson Stringberg, and The Humanities and the Modern Politics of Knowledge which is edited by Anders Ekström and Hampus Östh Gustafsson and includes contributions by several scholars at LUCK.

As Kasper Risbjerg Eskildsen points out, a central question of these books is whether the history of the humanities in Sweden is different from that of other parts of Europe and the world.


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