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ERIC Number: EJ1178982
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Apr
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1085-4568
Swedish Crime Fiction and Study Abroad: Literature, Politics and the Foreigner
Ellis, Joseph Michael
Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, v30 n2 p106-116 Apr 2018
This paper highlights the use of Swedish crime fiction in the classroom to teach politics, especially issues related to immigration and the role of being "foreign". Furthermore, the paper explores how Swedish crime fiction can be incorporated into a study abroad course, examining one such study abroad--known as W'International--on our campus. I argue that Swedish crime fiction novels make for a perfect venue to explore an array of political problems and challenges, and a palatable way for students unfamiliar with Sweden or crime fiction to relate to real world issues.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Sweden; North Carolina
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