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Modernization and social stratification in Iceland

Abstract:

Some myths of Icelandic society are examined and empirically tested in this thesis. The myths are variants of two basic themes: firstly, the idea that the Icelandic social structure is funda- mentally unique, and, secondly, the belief that the contemporary society is exceptionally egalitarian in many respects. The uniqueness theme is reflected upon by maintaining an international comparative perspective throughout the presentation, and by examining the characteristics and degree of modern...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
Nuffield College
Department:
Faculty of Social Studies
Role:
Author
Publication date:
1984
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford
Barcode:
602337011
URN:
uuid:f9be8ad9-61d6-48b3-ab4b-f76889e93af9
Local pid:
td:602337011
Language:
English
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