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Smallholding Travel in the Agrarian Revolution: Using a Farmer Diary to Map Spatio-Temporal Patterns in Late Nineteenth Century Sweden
KTH Royal Institute of Technology.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-8532-0876
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of Archaeology and Ancient History, Archaeology.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-6091-3966
2016 (English)In: The international Journal of Humanities and Arts Computing, ISSN 1753-8548, E-ISSN 1755-1706, Vol. 10, no 2, 179-204 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article is an exploratory study using a smallholding diaryand GIS to project the spatio-temporal pattern of a smallholding’s travel inlate nineteenth century Sweden. Through time-series of smallholding’s dailydiary notes, we develop an understanding for how smallholders adjusted toand participated in Swedish government policy, which resulted in the processtermed ‘agrarian revolution’. Between 1872–1892, Tomtas Smallholding alteredits spatio-temporal patterns from seasonal travels to production accordingto market demands and along new lines of transportation like railways.While the smallholding also used railways to visit distant places, it wasprimarily their produce that travelled further unto international markets. Thisalso influenced the smallholding demography, from an extended householdtowards a nuclear family. As market demands shifted from subsistence to dairyproducts, the smallholding contracted primarily female farm servants due totheir specialisation in milking.

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Edinburgh University Press, 2016. Vol. 10, no 2, 179-204 p.
Keyword [en]
Smallholding, Farmer diary, agrarian revolution, spatio-temporal patterns
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History; Geography
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-305422DOI: 10.3366/ijhac.2016.0169OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-305422DiVA: diva2:1037729
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Swedish Research Council, 340-2012-5751
Available from: 2016-10-17 Created: 2016-10-17 Last updated: 2016-10-18Bibliographically approved

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