Beyond ABBA: The Globalization of Swedish Popular Music


  • Ola Johansson

    1. Ola Johansson is an associate professor of geography at the University of Pittsburgh-Johnstown. A native of Sweden, his research interests include urban geography, urban governance and policy, and music geography. During 2010 he was a guest scholar at Linnaeus University in Kalmar, Sweden, where the research for this article was conducted. He is the co-author (with Thomas L. Bell) of Sound, Society, and the Geography of Popular Music. Contact the author at
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