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No. 1 2009Theme: Normality slandered


The discreet charm of the middle class

Nothing is as popular with the middle class as being horrified by the narrow-mindedness of the middle class.

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The dream of fitting in

The concept of normality has become taboo because of the fear of stigmatising those who deviate from the majority's way of life. But for anyone who is mad, outcast or ill, this drive for normality can be the way to a decent existence.

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Norm breakers with new norms

Voices are being raised suggesting that the constitution should be based on a perspective that is critical of heteronormativity. But radical feminists who want to challenge this norm are themselves often captives of conservative notions of gender and sexuality.

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Editor's Column

When normality becomes a threat

The trend in the late 20th century was crystal clear: the Rolling Stones were always considered superior to the Beatles, but if you still liked the Beatles, then naturally John Lennon was superior to Paul McCartney. And there is a simple explanation: whoever is considered to have the hardest time adapting to the most normal middle-class views is thought to have special artistic or intellectual qualities.

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NR 1 2009

Axess Magasin

Är en tidskrift inom området humaniora/samhällsvetenskap och utges av Axess Publishing AB. Tidskriftens målsättning är att fungera som en knutpunkt mellan den akademiska och den publicistiska sfären.


Chefredaktör: PJ Anders Linder
Redaktörer: David Andersson, Mats Wiklund, Jan Söderqvist.
Redaktionssekreterare: Katarina O’Nils Franke
Redaktionsråd: Peter Elmlund, Thomas Gür, Peter Luthersson, Nathan Shachar, Louise Belfrage
Ansvarig utgivare: Peter Elmlund


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