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Berg, A. (2014). Medicine, Morality, and Political Culture: Legislation on Venereal Disease in Five Northern European Countries, c. 1870-c. 1995 [Review]. Journal of the history of medicine and allied sciences, 69(2), 335-338
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Medicine, Morality, and Political Culture: Legislation on Venereal Disease in Five Northern European Countries, c. 1870-c. 1995
2014 (English)In: Journal of the history of medicine and allied sciences, ISSN 0022-5045, E-ISSN 1468-4373, Vol. 69, no 2, p. 335-338Article, book review (Other academic) Published
National Category
History
Research subject
History
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-211818 (URN)10.1093/jhmas/jrt023 (DOI)000339957300010 ()
Available from: 2013-12-02 Created: 2013-12-02 Last updated: 2017-12-06Bibliographically approved
Berg, A. (2013). Suzanne Corkin: Permanent present tense. The man with no memory, and what he taught the world [Review]. Lychnos
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Suzanne Corkin: Permanent present tense. The man with no memory, and what he taught the world
2013 (Swedish)In: Lychnos, ISSN 0076-1648Article, book review (Other academic) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Uppsala: , 2013
National Category
History of Ideas
Research subject
History of Sciences and Ideas
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-211816 (URN)
Available from: 2013-12-02 Created: 2013-12-02 Last updated: 2017-12-06Bibliographically approved
Berg, A. (2011). Det politiska privatlivet: samarbete, konflikter och kompromisser i Signe och Axel Höjers äktenskap. In: Annika Berg, Christina Florin, Per Wisselgren (Ed.), Par i vetenskap och politik: intellektuella äktenskap i moderniteten (pp. 253-300). Umeå: Boréa
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Det politiska privatlivet: samarbete, konflikter och kompromisser i Signe och Axel Höjers äktenskap
2011 (Swedish)In: Par i vetenskap och politik: intellektuella äktenskap i moderniteten / [ed] Annika Berg, Christina Florin, Per Wisselgren, Umeå: Boréa , 2011, p. 253-300Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Umeå: Boréa, 2011
National Category
History of Ideas
Research subject
History of Sciences and Ideas
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-153490 (URN)978-91-89140-74-5 (ISBN)
Available from: 2011-05-13 Created: 2011-05-13 Last updated: 2011-10-28Bibliographically approved
Berg, A. (2011). 'Men om Elin skulle jag velat skriva en hel bok': Om den ofullkomliga vänskapen mellan Elin Wägner, Axel Höjer och Signe Höjer. In: Ingrid Holmquist (Ed.), Könsöverskridande vänskap: Om vänskapsrelationer mellan intellektuella kvinnor och män (pp. 235-267). Göteborg: Makadam Förlag
Open this publication in new window or tab >>'Men om Elin skulle jag velat skriva en hel bok': Om den ofullkomliga vänskapen mellan Elin Wägner, Axel Höjer och Signe Höjer
2011 (Swedish)In: Könsöverskridande vänskap: Om vänskapsrelationer mellan intellektuella kvinnor och män / [ed] Ingrid Holmquist, Göteborg: Makadam Förlag, 2011, p. 235-267Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Göteborg: Makadam Förlag, 2011
Keywords
Elin Wägner, Signe Höjer, Axel Höjer, vänskap
National Category
History
Research subject
History of Sciences and Ideas
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-163201 (URN)978-91-7061-097-4 (ISBN)
Available from: 2011-12-08 Created: 2011-12-08 Last updated: 2012-07-11Bibliographically approved
Berg, A., Florin, C. & Wisselgren, P. (2011). Par i vetenskap och politik. In: Annika Berg, Christina Florin, Per Wisselgren (Ed.), Par i vetenskap och politik: intellektuella äktenskap i moderniteten (pp. 13-43). Umeå: Boréa
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Par i vetenskap och politik
2011 (Swedish)In: Par i vetenskap och politik: intellektuella äktenskap i moderniteten / [ed] Annika Berg, Christina Florin, Per Wisselgren, Umeå: Boréa , 2011, p. 13-43Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Umeå: Boréa, 2011
National Category
History
Research subject
History of Sciences and Ideas; History; Sociology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-153489 (URN)978-91-89140-74-5 (ISBN)
Available from: 2011-05-13 Created: 2011-05-13 Last updated: 2011-10-28Bibliographically approved
Berg, A., Florin, C. & Wisselgren, P. (Eds.). (2011). Par i vetenskap och politik: intellektuella äktenskap i moderniteten. Umeå: Boréa
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Par i vetenskap och politik: intellektuella äktenskap i moderniteten
2011 (Swedish)Collection (editor) (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Umeå: Boréa, 2011. p. 475
National Category
History History of Ideas History
Research subject
History
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-153488 (URN)978-91-89140-74-5 (ISBN)
Available from: 2011-05-13 Created: 2011-05-13 Last updated: 2011-10-28Bibliographically approved
Berg, A. (2010). A Suitable Country: The Relationship between Sweden's Interwar Population Policy and Family Planning in Postindependence India. Berichte zur Wissenschaftsgeschichte, 33(3), 297-320
Open this publication in new window or tab >>A Suitable Country: The Relationship between Sweden's Interwar Population Policy and Family Planning in Postindependence India
2010 (English)In: Berichte zur Wissenschaftsgeschichte, ISSN 0170-6233, E-ISSN 1522-2365, Vol. 33, no 3, p. 297-320Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article delineates a strong continuity, particularly in terms of personnel, between interwar domestic population policies and Sweden’s postwar participation in international and transnational population-control programs. It argues that Swedish engagement in population control and family planning in the emerging Third World, and particularly in South Asia, was motivated by the conviction that poverty and underdevelopment must be attacked on several fronts simultaneously, with population control being one of the most important. In its first bilateral aid programs Sweden would prioritize the promotion of birth control primarily because it was still too controversial to be promoted multilaterally, not least for religious reasons; and because Swedish experts were regarded as especially liberal, rational, and secularized. Sterilization expertise played no decisive part in this continuity. When first establishing themselves in South Asia, Swedish experts would recommend the rhythm method and other contraceptive methods that depended on self-control.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Weinheim: Wiley, 2010
Keywords
India, Sweden, family planning, birth control, population control, sterilization
National Category
History of Ideas
Research subject
History of Sciences and Ideas
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-130827 (URN)10.1002/bewi.201001470 (DOI)000282538800005 ()
Note
Special Issue: Bevölkerungswissenschaften im 20. Jahrhundert - Diskurse und Praktiken in transnationaler PerspektiveAvailable from: 2010-09-14 Created: 2010-09-14 Last updated: 2017-12-12Bibliographically approved
Berg, A. (2010). En ful vana: Cigaretten och den nya kvinnan i 1930- och 40-talens Sverige. In: Torbjörn Gustafsson Chorell & Maja Bondestam (Ed.), In på bara huden: Medicinhistoriska studier tillägnade Karin Johannisson (pp. 87-110). Nora: Nya Doxa
Open this publication in new window or tab >>En ful vana: Cigaretten och den nya kvinnan i 1930- och 40-talens Sverige
2010 (Swedish)In: In på bara huden: Medicinhistoriska studier tillägnade Karin Johannisson / [ed] Torbjörn Gustafsson Chorell & Maja Bondestam, Nora: Nya Doxa , 2010, p. 87-110Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Nora: Nya Doxa, 2010
Keywords
rökning, nya kvinnan, Are Waerland, Axel Höjer, tobak, genus, hälsa, skönhet
National Category
History of Ideas
Research subject
History of Sciences and Ideas
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-138698 (URN)978-91-578-0570-6 (ISBN)
Available from: 2010-12-17 Created: 2010-12-17 Last updated: 2011-01-25Bibliographically approved
Berg, A. (2010). Power, Knowledge and Acknowledgement of Expertise: Signe and Axel Höjer's Strategies to Launch Public Health Ideas, 1919-1970. In: Åsa Lundqvist & Klaus Petersen (Ed.), In Experts We Trust: Knowledge, Politics and Bureaucracy in Nordic Welfare States (pp. 181-221). Odense: University Press of Southern Denmark
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Power, Knowledge and Acknowledgement of Expertise: Signe and Axel Höjer's Strategies to Launch Public Health Ideas, 1919-1970
2010 (English)In: In Experts We Trust: Knowledge, Politics and Bureaucracy in Nordic Welfare States / [ed] Åsa Lundqvist & Klaus Petersen, Odense: University Press of Southern Denmark , 2010, p. 181-221Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Odense: University Press of Southern Denmark, 2010
Series
University of Southern Denmark studies in history and social sciences, ISSN 1602-5962 ; 397
Keywords
public health, social policy, healthcare, welfare, expertise, governmentality, public intellectuals, Signe Höjer, Axel Höjer, Sweden
National Category
History of Ideas
Research subject
History of Sciences and Ideas
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-130807 (URN)978 87 7674 497 7 (ISBN)
Available from: 2010-09-13 Created: 2010-09-13 Last updated: 2010-10-20Bibliographically approved
Berg, A. (2009). Den gränslösa hälsan: Signe och Axel Höjer, folkhälsan och expertisen. (Doctoral dissertation). Uppsala: Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Den gränslösa hälsan: Signe och Axel Höjer, folkhälsan och expertisen
2009 (Swedish)Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
Alternative title[en]
Boundless health : On Signe and Axel Höjer, Public Health and Expertise
Abstract [en]

This dissertation investigates the mutual life project of Signe (1896-1988) and Axel Höjer (1890-1974), a married couple who were key actors in the construction of the Swedish welfare state. It emphasises the ways in which they went about asserting a special public health expertise in different contexts. As starting points I take the malleability of the concept folkhälsa (people’s health or population health) and the centrality of expertise in the governance of modern societies. Theoretical concepts such as gender, policy transfer, biopower and governmentality are central to the analysis.

The dissertation includes three parts. The first part investigates how the Höjers agreed to coordinate their work and how they, with reference to ideas picked up in France and England at the end of World War I, attempted to reform mother and child health care in Sweden. Their strategies where rhetorical but also practical, using Hagalund outside Stockholm as their experimental ground.

The second part investigates, firstly, how Axel Höjer, as General-Director of the Medical Board of Sweden (1935-52) asserted a sociomedical expertise, integrating the emerging social sciences and universalist views on the organisation of the welfare state into the realm of medicine, in order to launch ideas of a thorough reorganisation and expansion of the Swedish health care system. His focus was on preventive medicine and health care, with the complete physical, mental and social health of the whole population as an explicit goal. Secondly, it explores how Signe Höjer at the same time tried to launch ideas on health and wellbeing as a social politician and a public committee member. She also tried to define family policy as a specific policy area. However, despite her training as a nurse and a social worker, she was largely confined to asserting a particularly ”female” expertise, which made her position rather ambiguous in terms of authority.

The third part investigates how the Höjers, in the 1950s and 60s, worked with international health, Axel mainly for the WHO in India and Ghana, Signe as a policy entrepreneur, primarily in the fields of childcare and family planning. My findings partly confirm theories that see development aid as an extension of domestic social policy, but they challenge the view of aid as a simple one-way process. I demonstrate how the Höjers at least tried to adapt their projects abroad to meet local circumstances, and also show how they brought lessons from the third world to a domestic public. In the latter case they did not primarily act as experts of Swedish-style social policy, but as experts on the developing countries and on development aid.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Uppsala: Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis, 2009
Series
Uppsala Studies in History of Ideas, ISSN 1653-5197 ; 39
Keywords
History of medicine, public health, mother and child healthcare, social medicine, family policy, healthcare administration, international health, development aid, family planning, population, policy transfer, governmentality, gender, expertise, Sweden, India, Travancore-Cochin, Kerala, Ghana, World Health Organization, Signe Höjer, Axel Höjer
National Category
History of Ideas
Research subject
History Of Sciences and Ideas
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-100140 (URN)ISBN 978-91-554-7474-4 (ISBN)
Public defence
2009-05-08, Auditorium minus, Museum Gustavianum, Akademigatan 3, Uppsala, 10:15 (Swedish)
Opponent
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Available from: 2009-04-21 Created: 2009-03-25 Last updated: 2009-04-21Bibliographically approved
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