Leader Communities (eBook)
The Consecration Of Elites In Djursholm
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Leader Communities is a study of Stockholm's suburb Djursholm and other similar places all around the world: privileged communities where elites choose to live, socialize with other elites, and, most importantly, form families and raise their children into future elites. Sociologist Mikael Holmqvist argues that such communities consecrate inhabitants into leaders--that is, they offer their residents a social environment that imbues them with a sense of importance and authority. Leaders are made--not born--by the culture, history, traditions, ceremonies, rituals, and institutions of the place. Based on a comprehensive five-year ethnographic study, this book provides unparalleled insight into the character of today's power elite, and the moral, social, and political consequences of their aspirations to lead societies.