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Klass, människovärde, pengar
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Economic History.
2008 (Swedish)In: Arbetarhistoria : Meddelande från Arbetarrörelsens Arkiv och Bibliotek, ISSN 0281-7446, no 3-4, 22-31 p.Article in journal (Other academic) Published
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Class, human worth and money

This article discusses class, economy and culture in a rather down-to-earth way. Empirically the study focuses on debates on household budgets and the growing anxieties of economical decline among the Swedish middle classes during the first half of the twentieth century. Class is conventionally defined by socio-economical or/and cultural criteria. The point of this paper is to analyse source material about the economical situation of (self-defined) middle class groups from a cultural perspective. Theoretically I address the question how people try to make the seemingly contradictory economic value and ideal values commeasurable in everyday practice. In other words I show by three historical examples how writings about financial issues can shed light on cultural and moral boundaries between classes and how the ambiguous concept of value/values can be used as an analytical tool in the study of class.

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2008. no 3-4, 22-31 p.
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Economic History; History
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-168406OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-168406DiVA: diva2:496487
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Available from: 2012-02-10 Created: 2012-02-10 Last updated: 2012-03-05Bibliographically approved

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