Visions of Utopia: Sweden, the BBC and the welfare state

Authors: Skoog, K.

Journal: Media History

Volume: 25

Issue: 3

Pages: 307-323

eISSN: 1469-9729

ISSN: 1368-8804

DOI: 10.1080/13688804.2018.1514253

Abstract:

Drawing on manuscripts and transcripts of BBC programme output, and material from the Radio Times, and the BBC’s The Listener magazine, this article analyses radio talks and programmes that focused on Sweden in the immediate years after the Second World War when the Swedish model was widely popularised abroad. The article argues that BBC output entangled domestic politics and transnational ideas around post-war reconstruction and welfare. Sweden was used as a lens through which a modern welfare state could be visualised and justified. This was however Utopia in two senses since the image of Sweden presented was in itself a highly idealised representation.

http://eprints.bournemouth.ac.uk/32475/

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VISIONS OF UTOPIA Sweden, the BBC and the welfare state

Authors: Skoog, K.

Journal: MEDIA HISTORY

Volume: 25

Issue: 3

Pages: 307-323

eISSN: 1469-9729

ISSN: 1368-8804

DOI: 10.1080/13688804.2018.1514253

http://eprints.bournemouth.ac.uk/32475/

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Visions of Utopia: Sweden, the BBC and the Welfare State

Authors: Skoog, K.

Journal: Media History

Volume: 25

Issue: 3

Pages: 307-323

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISSN: 1368-8804

DOI: 10.1080/13688804.2018.1514253

http://eprints.bournemouth.ac.uk/32475/

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Visions of Utopia: Sweden, the BBC and the Welfare State

Authors: Skoog, K.

Journal: Media History

Volume: 25

Issue: 3

Pages: 307-323

ISSN: 1368-8804

Abstract:

Drawing on manuscripts and transcripts of BBC programme output, and material from the Radio Times, and the BBC’s The Listener magazine, this article analyses radio talks and programmes that focused on Sweden in the immediate years after the Second World War when the Swedish model was widely popularised abroad. The article argues that BBC output entangled domestic politics and transnational ideas around post-war reconstruction and welfare. Sweden was used as a lens through which a modern welfare state could be visualised and justified. This was however Utopia in two senses since the image of Sweden presented was in itself a highly idealised representation.

http://eprints.bournemouth.ac.uk/32475/

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