Janteloven: The rules of social conformity in Norway

Whether you have only studied a Scandinavian language or lived or worked in close contact with Norwegians, you cannot have escaped hearing about the Law of Jante (Janteloven). It is a concept as near the Norwegian heart (for better or for worse) as “dugnad” is. The Law itself has no legislative value whatsoever, but its ten commands are meant to hold a mirror to Danish … Continue reading Janteloven: The rules of social conformity in Norway