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Alm, Mikael
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Alm, M. & Schildt, M. (2018). I segerns larm: Ljudlandskapet kring 1701 års troféparad. In: Klas Kronberg; Anna Maria Forssberg (Ed.), Minnet av Narva: Om troféer, propaganda och historiebruk (pp. 79-103). Lund: Nordic Academic Press
Open this publication in new window or tab >>I segerns larm: Ljudlandskapet kring 1701 års troféparad
2018 (Swedish)In: Minnet av Narva: Om troféer, propaganda och historiebruk / [ed] Klas Kronberg; Anna Maria Forssberg, Lund: Nordic Academic Press, 2018, p. 79-103Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Lund: Nordic Academic Press, 2018
Series
Armémuseum Årsbok, ISSN 0349-1048 ; 76
National Category
History
Research subject
History
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-353771 (URN)978-91-88661-57-9 (ISBN)9789188661586 (ISBN)
Available from: 2018-06-15 Created: 2018-06-15 Last updated: 2018-10-11Bibliographically approved
Alm, M. (2017). Performing Herself: Everyday Practices and the Making of Gender in Early Modern Sweden. Uppsala: Uppsala University
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Performing Herself: Everyday Practices and the Making of Gender in Early Modern Sweden
2017 (Swedish)Book (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

In this volume, three researchers engage with the practices of gender and the making of difference between men and women, between the feminine and the masculine, in late eighteenth and early nineteenth-century Sweden. Economic historian Hedvig Widmalm studies the intricate relationship between gender ideals as they were phrased in conduct books and the performative realities of every-day-life as they appear in the correspondences between husbands and wives. Historian Jessica Karlsson approaches work and the performative practices of time-use in late eighteenth and early nineteenth century gentry households. Who did what? Women or men? Young or old? High or low? Married or unmarried? Finally, textile historian Hanna Bäckström enters into the world of handiwork among mid-nineteenth century Swedish gentry women, and the performative nature of knitting, shaping ideals of social status as well as notions of feminine virtues.

 

The three masters’ theses upon which the three chapters presented in this volume are based, were all written within the Faculty funded masters’ research node Early Modern Cultural History at Uppsala University.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Uppsala: Uppsala University, 2017. p. 144
Series
Opuscula historica Upsaliensia, ISSN 0284-8783 ; 53
National Category
History
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-337572 (URN)978-91-979632-8-2 (ISBN)
Available from: 2018-01-02 Created: 2018-01-02 Last updated: 2018-01-25Bibliographically approved
Alm, M. (2017). The Count's Tabourette, Gender Ideals, Household Chores, and Knitting Handbooks: Introduction. In: Mikael Alm (Ed.), Performing Herself: Everyday Practices and the Making of Gender in Early Modern Sweden (pp. 9-12). Uppsala: Uppsala University
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The Count's Tabourette, Gender Ideals, Household Chores, and Knitting Handbooks: Introduction
2017 (English)In: Performing Herself: Everyday Practices and the Making of Gender in Early Modern Sweden / [ed] Mikael Alm, Uppsala: Uppsala University, 2017, p. 9-12Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Uppsala: Uppsala University, 2017
Series
Opuscula historica Upsaliensia, ISSN 0284-8783 ; 53
National Category
History
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-337573 (URN)978-91-979632-8-2 (ISBN)
Available from: 2018-01-02 Created: 2018-01-02 Last updated: 2018-02-01Bibliographically approved
Alm, M. (2016). Making a Difference: Sartorial Practices and Social Order in Eighteenth-Century Sweden. Costume - Journal of the Costume Society, 50(1), 42-62
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Making a Difference: Sartorial Practices and Social Order in Eighteenth-Century Sweden
2016 (English)In: Costume - Journal of the Costume Society, ISSN 0590-8876, E-ISSN 1749-6306, Vol. 50, no 1, p. 42-62Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article focuses on the seventy-three essays that were submitted to the Swedish RoyalPatriotic Society in 1773, in response to a competition for the best essay on the advantagesand disadvantages of a national dress. When presenting their thoughts on the design andrealization of a national dress, the authors came to reflect on deeper issues of social orderand sartorial culture, describing their views on society and its constituent parts, as well as thetrappings of visual appearances. Clothes were an intricate part of the visual culture surroundingearly modern social hierarchies; differentiation between groups and individuals were readilyvisualized through dress. Focusing on the three primary means for visual differentiationidentified in the essays — colour, fabrics and forms — this article explores the governing notionsof hierarchies in regards to sartorial appearance, and the sartorial practices for making thesocial order legible in late eighteenth-century Sweden.

Keywords
sartorial practices, social order, visualization of difference, national dress, eighteenth-century Sweden
National Category
History
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-280656 (URN)10.1080/05908876.2015.1129858 (DOI)000377476100004 ()
Funder
Riksbankens Jubileumsfond, RFP12-0385:1
Available from: 2016-03-13 Created: 2016-03-13 Last updated: 2017-11-30Bibliographically approved
Alm, M. (2016). What to Wear: The Moral Ramifications of Sartorial Practices in Early Modern Sweden. In: : . Paper presented at European Social Science History Conference, Valencia, 30 March-2 April 2016.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>What to Wear: The Moral Ramifications of Sartorial Practices in Early Modern Sweden
2016 (English)Conference paper, Published paper (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

“In the beginning”, states the author of an essay that was submitted to the Royal Patriotic Society in Stockholm in 1773, “clothes were used for two reasons: to cover the body, and to keep the body from cold and heat”. With time, “and the propagation of mankind”, a third reason was added: “to ornate the body” according to needs, means and function. Some “performed rougher and heavier work”, others had less heavy, less rough work, and others still “were set to advise and rule” the rest. All was well. But as societies continued to grow, “Amor Sclereratus habendi” – the accursed love of possessing – took hold of mankind, and an additional two, previously unknown, reasons for the use of clothes came into being: “Pride and Self-Indulgence”. Everything changed; everything once “natural” was perverted by the omnipresent desire for “all things foreign”, for “more”, for “tastier”, for “grander”.

The tone is righteous, the address is condemnatory, and the rhetoric is almost Biblical, with a familiar narrative of a Genesis, an original Sin, and a Fall. The author provides a condensed outline of the sartorial practices: the basic instrumentality of dress (to cover and keep warm), but also the social aspects with the interaction between social creatures, presenting themselves and making claims through decorations, and the resulting complexity and conflicts between the regulating norms and the communicative practices at play, with people making claims and forming the self through consumption and sartorial practices.

The essay was one of 70 of its kind submitted in response to the question on the “advantages and disadvantages” of a national dress posed by the Royal Patriotic Society earlier that year, inviting the public to submit their replies, promising a gold medal of 30 ducats’ weight to the winner. Departing from these essays, and the rather unique insights into early modern sartorial practices that they provide, my paper focuses on the views of “correctness” and “incorrectness” in sartorial matters, and – more specifically – the different “morals” in play, structuring and governing the sartorial proposals in the essays, such as economic morals (state finances, domestic production), social morals (to dress according to station, and the fear of social confusion), religious morals (with the divine scheme, and godly versus ungodly behaviour), and national morals (with a Swedish way of things, contrasted to foreign models).

National Category
History
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-283493 (URN)
Conference
European Social Science History Conference, Valencia, 30 March-2 April 2016
Available from: 2016-04-13 Created: 2016-04-13 Last updated: 2016-04-13
Alm, M. (2015). Überlegungen zu einer Nationaltracht: 'Social Imaginary' im Schweden des späten 18. Jahrhunderts. In: Dagmar Freist (Ed.), Diskurse - Körper - Artefakte: Historische Praxeologie in der Frühneuzeitforschung (pp. 267-286). Bielefeld: Transcript Verlag
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Überlegungen zu einer Nationaltracht: 'Social Imaginary' im Schweden des späten 18. Jahrhunderts
2015 (German)In: Diskurse - Körper - Artefakte: Historische Praxeologie in der Frühneuzeitforschung / [ed] Dagmar Freist, Bielefeld: Transcript Verlag , 2015, p. 267-286Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Bielefeld: Transcript Verlag, 2015
National Category
History
Research subject
History
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-251654 (URN)978-3-8376-2552-3 (ISBN)
Available from: 2015-04-23 Created: 2015-04-23 Last updated: 2015-04-23
Alm, M. (2014). The Making of a King. State Ceremonies and Royal Imagery in Post-Napoleonic Sweden. In: Reihard Stauber, Florian Kerschbaumer, Marion Koschier (Ed.), Mächtepolitik und Friedessicherung.: Zur politischen Kultur Europas im Zeichen des Wiener Kongresses  (pp. 153-167). Münster: LIT Verlag
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The Making of a King. State Ceremonies and Royal Imagery in Post-Napoleonic Sweden
2014 (English)In: Mächtepolitik und Friedessicherung.: Zur politischen Kultur Europas im Zeichen des Wiener Kongresses  / [ed] Reihard Stauber, Florian Kerschbaumer, Marion Koschier, Münster: LIT Verlag, 2014, p. 153-167Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Münster: LIT Verlag, 2014
Series
Austria: Forschung und Wissenschaft Geschichte ; 9
National Category
Humanities History
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-230420 (URN)978-3-643-50502-6 (ISBN)
Available from: 2014-08-25 Created: 2014-08-25 Last updated: 2014-08-25
Alm, M. (2013). En föreställd ordning: Olikhet och synlighet i det gustavianska Sverige. In: Peter Ericsson, Fredrik Thisner, Patrik Winton, Andreas Åkerlund (Ed.), Allt på ett bräde: Stat, ekonomi och bondeoffer (pp. 351-361). Uppsala: Uppsala universitet
Open this publication in new window or tab >>En föreställd ordning: Olikhet och synlighet i det gustavianska Sverige
2013 (Swedish)In: Allt på ett bräde: Stat, ekonomi och bondeoffer / [ed] Peter Ericsson, Fredrik Thisner, Patrik Winton, Andreas Åkerlund, Uppsala: Uppsala universitet, 2013, p. 351-361Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Uppsala: Uppsala universitet, 2013
Series
Studia historica Upsaliensia, ISSN 0081-6531 ; 249
National Category
History
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-217151 (URN)978-91-554-8813-0 (ISBN)
Available from: 2014-01-30 Created: 2014-01-30 Last updated: 2014-01-31
Alm, M. (2011). Nya sidor av hertig Karl (recension av Dan Eklund, Sten Svensson & Hans Berg red. Hertig Carl och det svenska frimureriet) [Review]. Populär Historia (4)
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Nya sidor av hertig Karl (recension av Dan Eklund, Sten Svensson & Hans Berg red. Hertig Carl och det svenska frimureriet)
2011 (Swedish)In: Populär Historia, ISSN 1102-0822, no 4Article, book review (Other academic) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Lund: , 2011
National Category
Humanities
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-182183 (URN)
Available from: 2012-10-04 Created: 2012-10-04
Alm, M. & Ågren, H. (2011). Politykapaństowa wobec kształtowaniapostaw obywatelskich. In: Antoni Stark (Ed.), Parlament– Konstytucja – Demokracja w edukacji historycznej i obywatelskiej (pp. 65-66). Torun: Stowarzyszenie Oświatowców Polskich
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Politykapaństowa wobec kształtowaniapostaw obywatelskich
2011 (Polish)In: Parlament– Konstytucja – Demokracja w edukacji historycznej i obywatelskiej / [ed] Antoni Stark, Torun: Stowarzyszenie Oświatowców Polskich , 2011, p. 65-66Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Torun: Stowarzyszenie Oświatowców Polskich, 2011
Series
Toruńskie spotkania dydaktyczne ; 8
National Category
Humanities
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-182184 (URN)978-83-7352-196-4 (ISBN)
Available from: 2012-10-04 Created: 2012-10-04 Last updated: 2012-10-15Bibliographically approved
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