Saturday, November 19, 2005

Kommissarie Curiosa is on the case

Excerpted from "Adolescent identity formation: a Swedish study of identity status using the EOM-EIS-II" by Bergh and Erling:

In Sweden, there is no dating culture as such. Swedish dating is usually very informal and there are no particular "rules" or traditions regarding dating procedures. Surely, romantic relationships are important to Swedish adolescents when forming an identity; however, to find a way to measure identity status within that area would first require for example, an investigation of how Swedish adolescents form romantic relationships, and what the process of getting to know someone to whom you are attracted looks like.

See, even academics who study the "Swedish identity" aren't even sure how one goes about dating in Sweden. They do, however, identify a need to "investigate how Swedes...form romantic relationships."

Maybe I should refer them to Swedish Mating and Dating. I've already started the field work, and even a little bit of theorizing. I think I have the topic for my doctoral dissertation.


Anonymous icerat said...

They identify a need to "investigate how Swedes...form romantic relationships." ????

Swedes form romantic relationships?? You mean WITH OTHER SWEDES?!?!?!?!?

Wow .... I'd never entertained the possibility. Sure I know they procreate and even live together occasionally - but romance? I'm stunned!

1:37 AM  
Blogger Curiosa said...

i know, what an amazing concept!

1:58 AM  
Blogger eff said...

The title could probably be "Alcohol is a social lubricant".

7:25 PM  

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