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Det kvinnliga medborgarskapet och jordfrågans lösning: En undersökning av Elisabeth Tamms artiklar utifrån ett ekofeministiskt perspektiv
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of Literature.
2014 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 30 credits / 45 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
The female citizenship and the solution of the agricultural question. : A survey of Elisabet Tamm's ecofeminist ideas the years 1923-1936 (English)
Abstract [en]

This master thesis is about one of the first female in the Swedish Parliament, Elisabeth Tamm (1880–1958), and her political articles in the magazine Tidevarvet. The aim of this study is to find similarities with Tamm’s political thoughts with the Ecofeministic theory. Due to women’s right to vote 1919 women citizenship was in a political debate. Tamm was one of many speakers and she combine the question with the Swedish agriculture and farming. Ecofeminism generally believe that women and nature are subordinate by the capitalist, patriarchal and Western society. This master thesis examine the degree to which Tamm’s political view coincides with the Ecofeministic perspective.

The results which have been obtained through this study are that Tamm share a lot of the Ecofeministic view points and was before her time with these ideas. She also has the same belief concerning women and nature subjugation. The main difference between Ecofeminism and Tamm is the view of nature; Ecofeminism perceive nature as its own subject and not for human to control while Tamm view nature as something which human shall cultivate and cherish for future generations.  

This study gives contribution to new knowledge for different interested parties. Ecofeminism is relatively new in science and I hope this conducted thesis has usability and will open up for future research and learn people of today more about our idea of nature and gender.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. , 80 p.
Keyword [en]
ecofeminism, Elisabeth Tamm, women citizenship, Swedish agriculture, agricultural policies, Tidevarvet
Keyword [sv]
Elisabeth Tamm, Ekofeminism, Svensk jordbrukspolitik, Kvinnligt medborgarskap, Tidevarvet
National Category
General Literature Studies
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-226403OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-226403DiVA: diva2:725877
Available from: 2014-09-03 Created: 2014-06-16 Last updated: 2014-09-03Bibliographically approved

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