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Alcohol and Femininity in Sweden c. 1830-1922: An Investigation of the Emergence of Separate Drinking Standards for Men and Women
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of History.
2015 (English)In: Substance Use & Misuse, ISSN 1082-6084, E-ISSN 1532-2491, Vol. 50, no 6, 736-746 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This paper discusses changing views about gender and drinking in Sweden c. 1830-4922. The author posits that the emergence of bourgeois morals in the 19th century were associated with a decline in the tolerance for female alcohol consumption, and also shows how the values, norms, and activities of the temperance movement interconnected with religion and notions of purity. Yet, in spite of hardening attitudes against women's drinking, alcohol remained integral in Swedish upper-class women's lives. The results are based on a qualitative study of Swedish women's diaries. The study was financed by the Swedish Research Council, 2009-2012. Study limitations are also noted.

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2015. Vol. 50, no 6, 736-746 p.
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Sweden, alcohol, gender, 19th century, class, temperance
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History Gender Studies
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-260746DOI: 10.3109/10826084.2015.978623ISI: 000358027400006PubMedID: 25774699OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-260746DiVA: diva2:848280
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Available from: 2015-08-24 Created: 2015-08-24 Last updated: 2015-08-24Bibliographically approved

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