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Östh Gustafsson, H. (2018). Den nya generationens svek: Modernismens självrannsakan och Hagar Olssons essäer vid tiderna kring två världskrig. Historiska och litteraturhistoriska studier, 93, 181-204
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Den nya generationens svek: Modernismens självrannsakan och Hagar Olssons essäer vid tiderna kring två världskrig
2018 (Swedish)In: Historiska och litteraturhistoriska studier, ISSN 0073-2702, Vol. 93, p. 181-204Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Svenska litteratursällskapet i Finland (SLS), 2018
National Category
History of Ideas
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-363895 (URN)10.30667/hls.75476 (DOI)
Available from: 2018-10-19 Created: 2018-10-19 Last updated: 2019-01-24Bibliographically approved
Östh Gustafsson, H. (2018). IDEA & DEBATE Contemporary history of knowledge history. Historisk Tidskrift (S), 138(4), 678-687
Open this publication in new window or tab >>IDEA & DEBATE Contemporary history of knowledge history
2018 (English)In: Historisk Tidskrift (S), ISSN 0345-469X, Vol. 138, no 4, p. 678-687Article in journal, Editorial material (Other academic) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Svenska Historiska Föreningen, 2018
National Category
History
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-375614 (URN)000454663800004 ()
Available from: 2019-01-31 Created: 2019-01-31 Last updated: 2019-01-31Bibliographically approved
Östh Gustafsson, H. (2018). Kunskapshistoriens samtidsrelevans. Historisk Tidskrift (S) (4), 678-687
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Kunskapshistoriens samtidsrelevans
2018 (Swedish)In: Historisk Tidskrift (S), ISSN 0345-469X, no 4, p. 678-687Article in journal (Other academic) Published
National Category
History
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-366918 (URN)
Available from: 2018-11-26 Created: 2018-11-26 Last updated: 2019-02-06Bibliographically approved
Östh Gustafsson, H. (2018). Planlös forskning?: Svensk humaniora som undantag i ljuset av 1960-talets internationaliserings- och planeringskrav. Lychnos, 255-275
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Planlös forskning?: Svensk humaniora som undantag i ljuset av 1960-talets internationaliserings- och planeringskrav
2018 (Swedish)In: Lychnos, ISSN 0076-1648, p. 255-275Article in journal (Refereed) Published
National Category
History of Ideas
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-377789 (URN)
Available from: 2019-02-25 Created: 2019-02-25 Last updated: 2019-05-27Bibliographically approved
Östh Gustafsson, H. (2018). The Discursive Marginalization of the Humanities: Debates on the “Humanist Problem” in the Early 1960s Swedish Welfare State. History of Humanities, 3(2), 351-376
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The Discursive Marginalization of the Humanities: Debates on the “Humanist Problem” in the Early 1960s Swedish Welfare State
2018 (English)In: History of Humanities, ISSN 2379-3163, Vol. 3, no 2, p. 351-376Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In the context of the great postwar expansion of higher education, the influential Swedish university commission of 1955 predicted that the future job market would not be able to absorb the increasing number of humanities graduates. These large cohorts of young people were not easily incorporated into the grand narratives of the Swedish social democratic welfare state, based on assumptions of rapid material and technological progress. In contrast to a clear demand for medical, technological, and social scientific knowledge, the humanities were associated with traditionalism and an outdated concept of Bildung. The threat of future unemployment became known as the “humanist problem” and was widely debated through the early 1960s. A platform for that debate was a magazine called Humanisten (The humanist), published by a new trade union for young people educated in the humanities. Humanisten made practical attempts to mobilize the humanities as a valuable resource for society. By analyzing these initiatives as responses to the university commission and to a general imperative of social relevance, I argue that the discursive practices of the debates contributed to a marginalization of the humanities by treating them as an anomaly and labeling them as a “social problem” for the welfare state. By approaching “the humanities” as an actors’ category, I hope this national case study will help develop a history of the humanities that looks beyond the condition of individual disciplines.

National Category
History of Ideas
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-363896 (URN)10.1086/699299 (DOI)
Available from: 2018-10-19 Created: 2018-10-19 Last updated: 2019-02-20Bibliographically approved
Östh Gustafsson, H. (2018). Universitetsdebatt i skuggan av Brexit [Review]. Respons : recensionstidskrift för humaniora & samhällsvetenskap (2), 54-57
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Universitetsdebatt i skuggan av Brexit
2018 (Swedish)In: Respons : recensionstidskrift för humaniora & samhällsvetenskap, ISSN 2001-2292, no 2, p. 54-57Article, book review (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.)) Published
National Category
History of Ideas
Research subject
History of Sciences and Ideas
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-349416 (URN)
Available from: 2018-04-26 Created: 2018-04-26 Last updated: 2018-05-31Bibliographically approved
Östh Gustafsson, H. (2016). Performative Commemoration of Painful Pasts (Conference Report). H-Soz-Kult
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Performative Commemoration of Painful Pasts (Conference Report)
2016 (English)Other (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, pages
H-Soz-Kult, 2016
National Category
History of Ideas
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-300852 (URN)
Available from: 2016-08-15 Created: 2016-08-15 Last updated: 2016-08-18
Östh Gustafsson, H. (2015). Auschwitz, Adorno and the Ambivalence of Representation: The Holocaust as a Point of Reference in Contemporary Literature. In: Tanja Schult & Diana Popescu (Ed.), Revisiting Holocaust Representation in the Post-Witness Era: (pp. 183-197). Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Auschwitz, Adorno and the Ambivalence of Representation: The Holocaust as a Point of Reference in Contemporary Literature
2015 (English)In: Revisiting Holocaust Representation in the Post-Witness Era / [ed] Tanja Schult & Diana Popescu, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015, p. 183-197Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015
National Category
History of Ideas
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-264266 (URN)
Available from: 2015-10-08 Created: 2015-10-08 Last updated: 2020-03-09
Östh Gustafsson, H. (2015). Dikt och demokrati: Hagar Olssons stridsrop i andra världskrigets skugga. Horisont (Svenska Österbottens litteraturförening) (1), 39-41
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Dikt och demokrati: Hagar Olssons stridsrop i andra världskrigets skugga
2015 (Swedish)In: Horisont (Svenska Österbottens litteraturförening), ISSN 0439-5530, no 1, p. 39-41Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.)) Published
National Category
General Literature Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-264265 (URN)
Available from: 2015-10-08 Created: 2015-10-08 Last updated: 2020-03-09
Östh Gustafsson, H. (2013). Gunnar Aspelin och historismens kris: En filosofs envig med historietänkandets problem. Personhistorisk Tidskrift, 109(1), 23-40
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Gunnar Aspelin och historismens kris: En filosofs envig med historietänkandets problem
2013 (Swedish)In: Personhistorisk Tidskrift, ISSN 0031-5699, Vol. 109, no 1, p. 23-40Article in journal (Refereed) Published
National Category
History of Ideas
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-264262 (URN)
Available from: 2015-10-08 Created: 2015-10-08 Last updated: 2017-12-01
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