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Lindberg, E., Jacobsson, B. & Ling, S. (2016). The “Dark Side” of the Ubiquity of Work: Vulnerability and Destitution among the Elderly. In: Maria Ågren (Ed.), Making a Living, Making a: DifferenceGender and work in early modern European society. New York: Oxford University Press
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The “Dark Side” of the Ubiquity of Work: Vulnerability and Destitution among the Elderly
2016 (English)In: Making a Living, Making a: DifferenceGender and work in early modern European society / [ed] Maria Ågren, New York: Oxford University Press, 2016Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
New York: Oxford University Press, 2016
Keywords
eldrely, old-age car, care, destitution, retirement contracts
National Category
History
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-294009 (URN)9780190240615 (ISBN)9780190240622 (ISBN)
Funder
Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation
Available from: 2016-05-16 Created: 2016-05-16 Last updated: 2018-01-29
Lindberg, E. (2015). The Swedish lighthouse system 1650-1890: Private vs public provision of public goods. European Review of Economic History
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The Swedish lighthouse system 1650-1890: Private vs public provision of public goods
2015 (English)In: European Review of Economic History, ISSN 1361-4916, E-ISSN 1474-0044Article in journal (Refereed) Published
National Category
History
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-253991 (URN)10.1093/ereh/hev015 (DOI)000368513100007 ()
Available from: 2015-06-04 Created: 2015-06-04 Last updated: 2017-12-04Bibliographically approved
Lindberg, E. & Ling, S. (2014). "Spanska" citroner till salu: Om kvinnors handlingsutrymme på fruktmarknaden i 1700-talets Stockholm. Historisk Tidskrift (S), 1(134), 3-30
Open this publication in new window or tab >>"Spanska" citroner till salu: Om kvinnors handlingsutrymme på fruktmarknaden i 1700-talets Stockholm
2014 (Swedish)In: Historisk Tidskrift (S), ISSN 0345-469X, Vol. 1, no 134, p. 3-30Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

"Spanish" lemons for sale: Women's agency on the fruit market in eighteenth-century Stockholm

Several historical studies have assumed that increased economic opportunities for some women were beneficial to all women. An investigation of the trade in lemons in eighteenth-century Stockholm qualifies that conclusion. Lemons were expensive luxury goods but despite this there were some female street vendors who were active as wholesale lemon traders. The street sellers' permits were supposed to be issued to poor deserving women to provide them with the means to support themselves, not to wholesale traders. Some women even delivered large quantities of lemons to the Swedish Royal Court. This finding qualifies the view that women in early modern Europe were delegated to economic niches on the margin. Agency on the lemon market did not undermine the male dominated guild economy as is sometimes assumed. On the contrary, the female lemon traders acted in ways similar to the male traders who were guild members. Female lemon traders used the same kind of formal channels, such as the local court, to petition and protect their trading rights and limit competition from others. Furthermore, they acted independently from their household position and did not cooperate with their spouses, something that seems to have been common also on the Dutch fruit market during the same period. The female lemon traders acted collectively within temporary networks and petitioned in order to protect their own rights and to circumscribe other street vending women's rights. Women's agency as expressed in this study reinforced an economic order based on special interests and guilds.

National Category
History
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-218900 (URN)000336235000002 ()
Available from: 2014-02-19 Created: 2014-02-19 Last updated: 2017-12-06Bibliographically approved
Lindberg, E. (2013). From Private to Public Provision of Public Goods: English Lighthouses Between the Seventeenth and Nineteenth Centuries. Journal of Policy History, 25(4), 538-556
Open this publication in new window or tab >>From Private to Public Provision of Public Goods: English Lighthouses Between the Seventeenth and Nineteenth Centuries
2013 (English)In: Journal of Policy History, ISSN 0898-0306, E-ISSN 1528-4190, Vol. 25, no 4, p. 538-556Article in journal (Refereed) Published
National Category
History
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-219319 (URN)10.1017/S0898030613000298 (DOI)000331380200004 ()
Available from: 2014-02-26 Created: 2014-02-26 Last updated: 2017-12-05Bibliographically approved
Berg, E. G., Du Pradel, C. D., Fiebranz, R., Jacobsson, B., Jansson, K. H., Lennersand, M., . . . Östman, A.-C. (2013). Praktiker som gör skillnad: Om den verb-inriktade metoden. Historisk Tidskrift (S), 133(3), 335-354
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Praktiker som gör skillnad: Om den verb-inriktade metoden
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2013 (Swedish)In: Historisk Tidskrift (S), ISSN 0345-469X, Vol. 133, no 3, p. 335-354Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article discusses the so-called verb-oriented method and its role in the research project Gender and Work in early modern Sweden (GaW), which is based at Uppsala University. It provides a presentation of the GaW-database, which has been designed to allow analysis according to the verb-method. Finally, the article points out that this method can be combined with a number of different theoretical approaches as long as the focus is on practices. It is therefore compatible with the approaches of e.g., Judith Butler, Michel de Certeau, and Amartya Sen. Work is defined as "time-use with the purpose of making a living" and the article discusses why data on time-use, or actual work activities, are better suited for research into early modern Swedish working life than other types of data. It shows that activities are usually described in the sources by verb-phrases, and explains how and from what sources verb-phrases are collected and analyzed within the project. In order to allow for generalizations the verb-method presupposes large amounts of data. This is the rationale for the GaW-database, which at present includes around 5000 verb-phrases and 75000 data posts.

Keywords
Sweden, early modern period, gender, history of work, historical method, quantitative analysis, verb-oriented method
National Category
History Work Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-227976 (URN)000336234800003 ()
Projects
Gender and work
Available from: 2014-07-02 Created: 2014-07-02 Last updated: 2018-10-08
Lindberg, E. (2013). Recension av Hans Ruin och Andurs Ers "Rethinking time: essays on history, memory, and representation" [Review]. Historisk Tidskrift (S), 133(1), 82-84
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Recension av Hans Ruin och Andurs Ers "Rethinking time: essays on history, memory, and representation"
2013 (Swedish)In: Historisk Tidskrift (S), ISSN 0345-469X, Vol. 133, no 1, p. 82-84Article, book review (Other academic) Published
National Category
History
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-185341 (URN)000336234500007 ()
Available from: 2012-11-22 Created: 2012-11-22 Last updated: 2017-12-07Bibliographically approved
Lindberg, E. (2012). Coase, fyrtornet och marknaden: privata och statliga fyrar i Sverige före 1840. Ekonomisk debatt (8), 61-70
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Coase, fyrtornet och marknaden: privata och statliga fyrar i Sverige före 1840
2012 (Swedish)In: Ekonomisk debatt, ISSN 0345-2646, no 8, p. 61-70Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.)) Published
National Category
History
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-185339 (URN)
Available from: 2012-11-22 Created: 2012-11-22 Last updated: 2012-12-06Bibliographically approved
Johnsson, T. & Lindberg, E. (2012). Motståndarna och deras argument mot utökad näringsfrihet 1846-1864. Företagsminnen: tidskrift från Föreningen Stockholms företagsminnen (5)
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Motståndarna och deras argument mot utökad näringsfrihet 1846-1864
2012 (Swedish)In: Företagsminnen: tidskrift från Föreningen Stockholms företagsminnen, ISSN 1101-7473, no 5Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.)) Published
National Category
History
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-185340 (URN)
Available from: 2012-11-22 Created: 2012-11-22 Last updated: 2012-12-06
Lindberg, E. (2012). Review of Sheilagh Ogilvie "Institutions and European trade: merchant guilds, 1000–1800" [Review]. Economic history review, 65(3), 1187-1188
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Review of Sheilagh Ogilvie "Institutions and European trade: merchant guilds, 1000–1800"
2012 (English)In: Economic history review, ISSN 0013-0117, E-ISSN 1468-0289, Vol. 65, no 3, p. 1187-1188Article, book review (Other academic) Published
National Category
History
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-177483 (URN)10.1111/j.1468-0289.2011.00644_14.x (DOI)000305902100029 ()
Available from: 2012-07-13 Created: 2012-07-13 Last updated: 2017-12-07Bibliographically approved
Lindberg, E. (2012). Sjösäkerhet på entreprenad: ett kontraktsteoretiskt perspektiv på privata och statliga fyrar i Sverige före 1840. Historisk Tidskrift (S), 132(1), 3-30
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Sjösäkerhet på entreprenad: ett kontraktsteoretiskt perspektiv på privata och statliga fyrar i Sverige före 1840
2012 (Swedish)In: Historisk Tidskrift (S), ISSN 0345-469X, Vol. 132, no 1, p. 3-30Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Ronald Coase’s famous 1974 paper “The Lighthouse in Economics” (in Journal of Law and Economics) is widely cited as demonstrating that private enterprise can produce so called public goods, i.e. goods that are beneficial to society but cannot be individually consumed. Coase cited a number of famous nineteenth and twentieth century economists who all argued that the lighthouse service is a quintessential government activity. Coase reached the conclusion that, historically, in England there existed a relatively efficient privately financed lighthouse system. Coase not only intended to revise the economic theory of public goods, he also had a methodological agenda: instead of highbrow theorising, economists should generalize their findings based on “studies of how such activities are actually carried out within different institutional frameworks”. In this paper I provide such a study, an account of the workings of the Swedish lighthouse system. In Sweden the lighthouse service was provided by a mix of private parties and the government, until most private lighthouses were bought by the government in the 1830s. By using insights from the public-private partnership literature I explain the rise of private stakes in lighthouses in the seventeenth century and the government takeover in the 1830s.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: , 2012
Keywords
Fyrar, Kollektiva nyttigheter, Coase
National Category
History
Research subject
History
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-165004 (URN)000208933600002 ()
Note

Web of Science title: Safety at sea contracted out: private and public lighthouses in Sweden before 1840

Available from: 2012-01-02 Created: 2012-01-02 Last updated: 2017-12-08Bibliographically approved
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