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  • 1.
    Almbjär, Martin
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of History.
    Review of: The Holy Roman Empire: A Thousand Years of Europe's History2018In: Scandia, ISSN 0036-5483, Vol. 84, no 1, p. 112-114Article, book review (Other academic)
  • 2. Bagerius, Henric
    et al.
    Ekholst, Christine
    Stockholms universitet.
    En olydig sodomit: Om Magnus Eriksson och det heteronormativa regentskapet2007In: Scandia, ISSN 0036-5483, Vol. 73, no 2, p. 7-38Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 3.
    Berglund, Louise
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of History.
    Medeltidens genus: Kvinnors och mäns roller inom kultur, rätt och samhälle. Norden och Europa ca 300-15002017In: Scandia, ISSN 0036-5483, Vol. 83, no 2: Recensioner, p. 146-148Article, book review (Other academic)
  • 4.
    Blanck, Dag
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Languages, Department of English.
    Railroading and Labor Migration. Class and Ethnicity in Expanding Capitalism in Northern Minnesota, the 1880s to the Mid 1920s2009In: Scandia, ISSN 0036-5483, Vol. 75, no 2, p. 121-122Article, book review (Other academic)
  • 5.
    Blennow, Anna
    et al.
    Gothenburg Univ, Inst Sprak & Litteraturer, Box 200, S-40530 Gothenburg, Sweden..
    Rota, Stefano Fogelberg
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of Literature.
    Whitling, Frederick
    Svenska Inst Rom, I-00197 Rom, Italy..
    Roma Antigua et moderna: The guidebook as a genre through the centuries2015In: Scandia, ISSN 0036-5483, Vol. 81, no 2, p. 90-106Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This article discusses the premises and preliminary results of the project "Topos and Topography: Rome as the guidebook city", in relation to the panel discussion on premodernity which took place at Svenska historikermotet (2014). The objectives of the project are to trace the origins and development of the guidebook genre, focusing on the city of Rome, and to define the elements, functions and strategies that shape the identities of the guidebook author, the traveller and the place itself. The wide range of material examined (guidebooks as well as ancient and medieval material such as inscriptions, geographical maps, pilgrim itineraries, liturgical guides and martyr calendars) invite a diachronic and interdisciplinary approach. This article deals with three of the seven sub-projects which constitute "Topos and Topography" and demonstrate different approaches to the problematic terminology of "premodern" and "modern". The manuscript no. 326 (8th-9th century) in the Einsiedeln monastery, Switzerland, is to be regarded as one of the most important "proto-guide-books" of the Middle Ages. It contains ten itineraries through Rome, with monuments as landmarks along the way, a collection of Latin inscriptions, and a description of the city walls. Fioravante Martinelli's Roma ricercata nel suo sito (1644) was published in at least thirty editions during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. This success resulted from its publication together with two accounts of the organization and rites of the papal court, thus meeting the need of foreign travellers to acquire social, historical and artistic knowledge about Rome. The two-volume work Rom. En vandring genom seklerna (part I 1912, part II 1914, parts I-II 1923) by Henrik Schack, was successful and influential in Sweden, with an impact on the "popular" understanding of Roman topography and cultural history. Its popularity led to the commission of a new edition after the war (part I 1949, part II 1956). This new edition, revised by Erik Sjoqvist (part I) and Sjoqvist in collaboration with Torgil Magnuson (part II) is studied in relation to Schack's original. These three examples show how the primary function of guiding in guidebook material manifests itself in different ways in a genre that has developed over a remarkably long period. The guidebooks analysed in the article reveal how textual elements and functions are essentially the same today as in "premodern" periods. It is rather the motives, conditions, logistics and possibilities of travel that change over time. The project thus illustrates some of the difficulties of applying general concepts like "premodern" to specific case studies.

  • 6.
    Bondestam, Maja
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of History of Science and Ideas.
    The boldness. Midwives, birthing and physicality in the 1700's2016In: Scandia, ISSN 0036-5483, Vol. 82, no 2, p. 107-109Article, book review (Other academic)
  • 7.
    Boréus, Kristina
    Södertörns högskola, Statsvetenskap.
    Socialdemokrater möter invandrare. Arbetarrörelsen, invandrarna och främlingsfientligheten i Landskrona under efterkrigstiden, Hans Wallengren (recension av)2014In: Scandia, ISSN 0036-5483, Vol. 80, no 2, p. 132-133Article, book review (Other academic)
  • 8.
    Edgren, Henrik
    Linnéuniversitetet.
    I det konstruerade nationella traumats spår - Svensk historieskrivning om rikssprängningen 18092010In: Scandia, ISSN 0036-5483Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 9.
    Eriksson, Margaretha
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences, Family Medicine and Clinical Epidemiology.
    Åkerman, Sune
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of History.
    Geografisk och social rörlighet: Resultat från trestads-studien1974In: Scandia, ISSN 0036-5483, Vol. 40, no 2, p. 260-310Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 10.
    Fiebranz, Rosemarie
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of History.
    Barns and waged work: modernisation and differentiation in Norrland's forests in the mid twentieth century2010In: Scandia, ISSN 0036-5483, Vol. 76, no 1, p. 100-128Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This article examines the processes of differentiation that are thought significant in understanding people's actions in relation to historical change. An intersectional approach is assayed that moves beyond the classic, tripartite basis for categorisation gender, class, ethnicity to incorporate distinctions made on other grounds, for example those determined by spatial or temporal notions of modernity and tradition. To this end, the article presents a study of life in the vast forests of Norrland, the northernmost of Sweden's three regions, in the 1940s. Two types of source material are under consideration: 'external' sources in the form of newspaper material, and 'internal' sources in the form of interviews. The question to be answered is how the changes of the 1940s chiefly the immediate effects of the modernisation then underway - were understood and influenced by those affected, and more specifically how the shift came about in views on how forestry-workers' households should manage their livelihoods. The point of departure is the suggestion that the intersectional analytical method can contribute to a more complete understanding of a historical phenomenon by narrowing down the problem of how historical change comes about. By taking changes that are in full swing, and that have a variety of spatial and temporal ramifications, it is possible to study the discursive process of differentiation that results. The designations spawned by these changes are highlighted in the present article to shed light on how the categorisations 'work'. While Sweden after 1945 went from being a markedly agrarian society to a highly industrialised nation in little more than a decade, the current of modernist ideas that left such a mark on the Stockholm Exhibition in 1930 and elsewhere remained influential. An intersectional perspective opens the way for an analysis of the legitimisation and naturalisation of the exercise of power; an analysis that uses a systematic construction of differences between people, but also between places, which are ordered hierarchically in a discourse influenced by these ideas. The categorisation processes can be traced in the 'external' material's descriptions of practices associated with certain places. Spatial differences, in as much as they are taken to describe a variety of temporal developments, are here shown to be integral to the process of differentiation. An analysis of descriptions of a visionary venture the jointly owned cattle barn in Bjarme, in the county of Jamtland - is used to show how 'bread-winning' is a disputed term, imbued with meaning by spatial distinctions as much as by a process of differentiation based on status and degree of development. The argumentation in the texts studied here brings together social class, level of education, gender, and family situation, and is held meaningful at the point where work and bread-winning intersect. The organisation of livelihoods that in Norrland centred on small 'subsidiary' farms is depicted in the 'external' material as old-fashioned and irrational. In the 'internal' material, on the other hand, a very. different picture appears, in which female-coded dairying work is related as a significant element in the households' livelihood. The article discusses how modernisation processes could also be performed and lived in other ways than those stipulated by the dominant, power-generating categorisations of the day. An uneven, contradictory development instead emerges from the evidence, in which older self-sufficient practices were not abruptly abandoned, and in which the term 'work' was understood and construed differently than it was in the 'external' descriptions, characterised as they were by rationalism as well as the housewife ideal, both of which are studied in the article. Thus the analysis clearly wins from an intersectional approach, rather than limiting its focus to one or two limited categorisations.

  • 11.
    Fiebranz, Rosemarie
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of History.
    Lagårdar och lönearbete: modernisering och skillnadsskapande i norrländsk skogsbygd vid 1900-talets mitt2010In: Scandia, ISSN 0036-5483, Vol. 76, no 1, p. 100-128Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 12.
    Foka, Anna
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of ALM.
    Barker, Elton
    Konstantinidou, Kyriaki
    Åhlfeldt, Johan
    Contemplating a Digital Periegesis: DigHist – Perspectives on Digital History, edited by Sara Ellis Nilsson2019In: Scandia, ISSN 0036-5483Article in journal (Other academic)
  • 13.
    Gustafsson Chorell, Torbjörn
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of History of Science and Ideas.
    Note to kim salomon2009In: Scandia, ISSN 0036-5483, Vol. 75, no 1, p. 85-90Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The article is a comment on Kim Salomon's essay in this number of Scandia. I argue that Salomon's analysis of the meaning of the different turns, and especially the cultural turn, in history underestimates the demands for and possibilities of self-reflection that the turns in the humanities have raised to the historical community. The changes that have occurred within research in the humanities over the last decades will probably give historians new challenges as well, both in terms of historical research done in departments not associated primarily with history and as a challenge to historian's identities as historians.

  • 14.
    Gustafsson Chorell, Torbjörn
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of History of Science and Ideas.
    The Practical Past and Related Issues: An Interview with Hayden White2016In: Scandia, ISSN 0036-5483, Vol. 82, no 1, p. 107-116Article in journal (Other academic)
  • 15.
    Hagerstrand, Olof
    Uppsala University.
    1809. The coup and the Constitution Act advent of interpretation process2009In: Scandia, ISSN 0036-5483, Vol. 75, no 2, p. 127-128Article, book review (Other academic)
  • 16.
    Hagerstrand, Olof
    Uppsala University.
    Iron Kingdom: The Rise and Downfall of Prussia 1600-19472009In: Scandia, ISSN 0036-5483, Vol. 75, no 2, p. 133-134Article, book review (Other academic)
  • 17.
    Hellsing, My
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of History. Uppsala University.
    Bagerius, Henric, & Berglund, Louise (red.): Politik och passion. Svenska kungliga äktenskap under 600 år2016In: Scandia, ISSN 0036-5483, Vol. 1, p. 158-159Article, book review (Other academic)
  • 18.
    Hellsing, My
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of History.
    Prytz, Cristina: Familjen i kronans tjänst : donationspraxis, förhandling och statsformering under svenskt 1600-tal2014In: Scandia, ISSN 0036-5483, no 2Article, book review (Other academic)
  • 19.
    Hellsing, My
    Örebro universitet, Institutionen för humaniora, utbildnings- och samhällsvetenskap.
    Vainio-Korhonen, Kirsi: Sophie Creutz och hennes tid. Adelsliv i 1700-talets Finland2012In: Scandia, ISSN 0036-5483, Vol. 78, no 1, p. 143-144Article, book review (Other academic)
  • 20.
    Holmén, Janne
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of History. Södertörns högskola.
    Norden, nationen och historien. Perspektiv på föreningarna Nordens historieläroboksrevision 1919–1972. Henrik Åström Elmersjö. Nordic Academic Press, 2013, 467 s2014In: Scandia, ISSN 0036-5483, Vol. 80, no 1, p. 152-153Article, book review (Other academic)
  • 21.
    Husz, Orsi
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Economic History.
    Att räkna värdighet: Privatekonomi och medelklasskultur vid mitten av 1900-talet2013In: Scandia, ISSN 0036-5483, Vol. 79, no 1, p. 87-121Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Counting worth. Personal finances and middle class culture in the mid twentieth century

    The article discusses how culture and economy are melded together in everyday definitions of class and classification processes, using as a case-study the heated press debate in Sweden in 1950 about the supposedly worsening economic circumstances of the middle classes. Under the slogan 'Rattvisa at medelklassen' ('Justice for the middle classes'), the debate introduced the statistical concept of lifetime earnings to a wider public. My ambition here is to analyse how this new calculative device (also called life incomes) was launched, and how it was used to define and redefine the middle classes. The empirical study highlights new aspects of the history of the middle classes in the twentieth century, a topic otherwise rarely studied by Swedish historians. The focus here is on the discourses about middle-class identity and class distinctions in the middle of the century. I then consider the theories of class analysis, arguing for a cultural-economic approach; more specifically, the ideas on the 'economies of worth' developed by Luc Boltanski and Laurent Thevenot (2006 [1990, and David Stark (2009) as analytic tools. What counts? How is the calculation of lifetime earnings and domestic budgets bound up with culture? An analysis of both the historical practices of calculating and the discourses about private economic issues reveals the problems inherent in the conventional understanding of class in binary terms. Although most social scientists now agree that the economy and economic practices are culturally embedded, it is common in class analyses (including those inspired by Weber or Bourdieu) to distinguish between the 'objective' and instrumental economic criteria of class on one hand, and the 'subjective' and normative cultural criteria of class on the other. It is shown here that such criteria not only are combined (or embedded into each other), but, in fact, they dissolve in practice. The calculative devices used to define the middle class in objective economic terms were culturally created, and thus the debates about middle-class personal finances were inescapably also a debate about culture, (normative) values, and worth(iness).

  • 22.
    Jansson, Karin Hassan
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of History.
    Genushistorikernas utmaningar2012In: Scandia, ISSN 0036-5483, Vol. 78, no 2 Supplement, p. 51-56Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The gender historians’ challenge

    Starting with the questions raised in the seminar series Genushistoriens utmaningar(‘The challenges of gender history’), I describe and reflect on themilieus and contexts where I received my education in gender theory. The relation between interdisciplinary gender theory debate and new culturalhistory is addressed. The classifications of gender, class, and ethnicity have,in cultural-historical research, often been historicized and problematizedwithout the authors referring to defined gender theory concepts such asintersectionality. Based on my experience of researching early history, I raisethe questions of how we define gender history and how research on medievaland early modern society relates to mainstream gender scholarship. Finally, Itake up the gender historians’ gauntlet: the need to discuss and define genderhistory as an academic field.

  • 23.
    Jansson, Karin Hassan
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of History.
    Ära och oro: Sexuella närmanden och föräktenskapliga relationer i 1700-talets Sverige2009In: Scandia, ISSN 0036-5483, Vol. 75, no 1, p. 29-56Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The article discusses the notions of premarital sexual relations and unwanted sexual advances in Sweden in the late 1700s. It is based on an analysis of court material in rape cases and part of the debate on infanticide in the Swedish Parliament in 1786. Sexual initiative was associated with men in both the courts and the parliamentary debate. The practical definitions of illegal or illegitimate sexual advances were far from obvious. Great importance was attached to men's criminal intent, but it was not only coercion or use of violence that were important but also whether men's sexual advances were made with the intention of [eventually] marrying the women. These cases were difficult to judge, which is also seen in the various sentences given in similar cases, and in the discussions which took place in the higher courts. The courts often showed sympathy for the young women and found ways to punish men without sentencing them for rape, at the same time as they (sometimes against the law) acquitted the women. Both the legal material and the parliamentary debate show elements of uncertainty and concern about sexual morals, but also a considerable creativity in how to deal with sexual advances and problems that resulted from premarital relations. Immorality was described in parliament as a serious economical and social problem. It is not, however, obvious that the perceived growth of immorality in the late 1700s was due to the fact that more young unmarried men and women were involved in sexual relations before marriage. It may instead have had more to do with the breakdown of the traditional way of finding a spouse. As long as men took responsibility and married their partners if they became pregnant, and as long as women's honour could remain intact, -even if they had been subject to abuse or had intercourse connected to a marital promise - unmarried men and women could engage in sexual relations without seriously threatening the economic and social stability of the (local) community. But when young people no longer married and supported themselves when they had children, their premarital sexual relations became a significant threat. The solution to the problem was not obvious. Some advocated a return to tougher laws and stricter control, but already in the late 1700s a non-legal - but still strict and restrictive - moral regulation of sexuality developed, especially adapted to the emerging civil society.

  • 24.
    Jansson, Karin Hassan
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of History.
    Niskanen, Kirsti
    Stockholms universitet.
    Genushistoriens utmaningar - kan Clio flyga och tänka fritt?2012In: Scandia, ISSN 0036-5483, Vol. band 78, no häfte 2 Supplement, p. 9-14Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 25.
    Klockar Linder, My
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of History of Science and Ideas.
    Recension av Jens Ljunggren, "Inget land för intellektuella: 68-rörelsen och svenska vänsterintellektuella"2010In: Scandia, ISSN 0036-5483, Vol. 76, no 1, p. 182-183Article, book review (Other academic)
  • 26.
    Klockar Linder, My
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of History of Science and Ideas.
    Recension av Marie Cronqvist, Lina Sturfelt & Martin Wiklund, "1973: En träff med tidsandan"2009In: Scandia, ISSN 0036-5483, Vol. 75, no 1, p. 146-147Article, book review (Other academic)
  • 27.
    Larsson, Simon
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of History of Science and Ideas.
    Mandarinernas återkomst? Scandia 20102010In: Scandia, ISSN 0036-5483, Vol. 76, no 2, p. 127-135-Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 28.
    Lindström, Dag
    Linköping University, Department for Studies of Social Change and Culture, Department of History.
    Från lokal konfliktlösare till administrativ stab. Råd och kämnärsrätt i Karlstad under 1600-talet2003In: Scandia, ISSN 0036-5483, Vol. 69, no 1Article in journal (Other academic)
  • 29.
    Maier, Ingrid
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Languages, Department of Modern Languages, Slavic Languages.
    Watson, Christine
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Languages, Department of Modern Languages, Slavic Languages.
    Interkulturellt utbyte mellan Västeuropa och Moskvastaten: Frågor om modernisering och periodisering2015In: Scandia, ISSN 0036-5483, Vol. 81, no 2 (supplement 1), p. 80-89Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    "Cross-Cultural Exchange in Early Modern Europe: Translations ofWest-European Newspapers into Russian (c. 1600-1725)" is a joint project between historians and philologists from Sweden, Russia and the USA. The project revolves around handwritten news translations, known as "Vesti-Kuranty", which were made in Moscow for the tsar and the boyars. One of our aims is to contribute to the task of publishing these manuscripts; another is to study linguistic and historical aspects of the texts.

    The period when these translations were made is often characterized as a time of changes in Russian history, which.leads to the question of periodization. The labels applied to European history, such as Medieval, Early Modern and Modern, cannot unreservedly be applied to Russian circumstances, and various approaches have been suggested. One central question is whether the reign of Peter I is to be considered a major divide. He is often seen as the great modernizer and westernizer, although it could perhaps be questioned whether these two concepts are synonymous.

    The eighteenth century is often regarded as a time of reforms and standardization efforts in Russian language history as well. In this field, as elsewhere in Russian society, there was a desire to change things in Peter I's time, but the changes were not implemented until the late eighteenth century.

  • 30.
    Maja, Bondestam
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of History of Science and Ideas.
    De frimodiga. Barnmorskor, födande och kroppslighet på 1700-talet Kirsi Vainio-Korhonen Svenska litteratursällskapet i Finland, 2016, 230 s.2016In: Scandia, ISSN 0036-5483, Vol. 82, no 2, p. 107-109Article, book review (Other academic)
  • 31.
    Mispelaere, Jan
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of History.
    Lindström, Jonas
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of History.
    En plats att leva på: Geografisk rörlighet och social position i det gamla bondesamhället2015In: Scandia, ISSN 0036-5483, Vol. 81, no 2, p. 71-97Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    A place to live: Geographical mobility and social positionin an early modern peasant society

    In recent years, the literature has made the case for high levels of mobilityin early modern Europe, including Sweden. These findings refute the traditional image of the early modern peasant society as static. Still, there were people who never moved, and lived their whole lives where they were born. By asking questions about who moved and who did not, we are ableto shed new light on living conditions and the social community in early modern peasant society.

    Using two unique visitation registers as well as other sources from late seventeenth-century Västmanland, we have analysed the mobility of men, women, and children from different social strata. We find that in the parish Björskog, in the fertile lowlands of the Mälaren valley in central Sweden, most people did not live where they had been born, and in the parish Gunnilbo, a rural society dominated by the mining industry, half the population had moved on to a new area within a five-year period. Thus, there were more people looking out for new places to live than there were people who never moved.

    An important finding from our study is that geographical mobilityvaried with social status and land rights. Access to land and other earning opportunities was decisive in determining people’s behaviour. Depending on social class, gender, and age, these factors varied significantly, and with them geographical mobility. While the pattern of sons inheriting farms from their fathers may have been true of certain propertied and perhaps more influential and visible peasants, early modern peasant society was far more varied than this. There were the landless, servants, civil servants,women, etcetera. The result—high but uneven mobility rates—raises the question of belonging. Who was part of the local community, and under what circumstances?

  • 32.
    Nybrant, Mia
    Uppsala University.
    The Architectural visions in state guardianship. A study by the superintendent of the office's activities and organization 1818-19172009In: Scandia, ISSN 0036-5483, Vol. 75, no 2, p. 124-125Article, book review (Other academic)
  • 33.
    Ohlsson Al Fakir, Ida
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of History, The Hugo Valentin Centre. Uppsala Univ, Uppsala, Sweden..
    The Finnish Roma history from Swedish time to the 2000's2016In: Scandia, ISSN 0036-5483, Vol. 82, no 2, p. 132-134Article, book review (Other academic)
  • 34.
    Orrje, Jacob
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of History of Science and Ideas.
    Recension av David Dunér, "Tankemaskinen. Polhems huvudvärk och andra studier i tänkandets historia"2013In: Scandia, ISSN 0036-5483, Vol. 79, no 1, p. 150-151Article, book review (Other academic)
  • 35.
    Rodell, Magnus
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of History of Science and Ideas.
    The Monument at the Border: Concerning the Spatial Turn and a Peace Monument2008In: Scandia, ISSN 0036-5483, Vol. 74, no 2, p. 15-51Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    In mid-August 194, two weeks after the outbreak of World War I, Scandinavian peace activists gathered at the Swedish-Norwegian border to inaugurate a monument to commemorate a century of peace between Sweden and Norway. Public monuments situated on the border between two nation-states, promulgating the ideal of peace, were very rare before 1945. Despite this peculiarity, my analysis also has a general validity. Research about monuments and borders can be enriched by new approaches within the humanities and the social sciences. During the past two decades, scholars have ascribed analytical content to concepts such as maps, mapping, geography, space and place. This development has been labelled the spatial turn. The first part of this article discusses the origins of this scholarship, and clarifies the analytical meanings of the notoriously ambiguous concepts of space and place. Subsequently, I discuss some crucial theoretical implications of an historical perspective on spatiality. A survey of Swedish historical research about monuments and memorials suggests that a more thorough spatial perspective has been fairly absent to date. My case study on the Swedish-Norwegian border monument suggests ways a spatial perspective can be beneficial in analyzing monuments. Inspired by the concept of geographical scale I argue that it was not only the nation that was the geographical point of reference. In the political geography of the Scandinavian peace activists, several other scales were brought to the fore: the regional scale, as well as the Scandinavian, the European and a Global scale. These geographical scales also merged with a narrative of culture and civilization. At the inauguration Sweden and Norway came to represent a mission civilisatrice based on peace, progress and cooperation. During the course of the 20th century these concepts became crucial discursive resources in creating the Scandinavian welfare states.

  • 36.
    Rydén, Göran
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Institute for Housing and Urban Research. Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Economic History.
    From Razors to Rock Drills: Metals in the Early Modern World2015In: Scandia, ISSN 0036-5483, Vol. 81, no 2, p. 107-117Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The aim of this article is to highlight the importance of metals to the early modern world. It would not, to take one example, have been possible to shave, and thus to appear as the smooth-faced gentleman of the period, without the development in steel-making technologies, and the actual extraction of ore would also have been hampered without the very same development, as would cabinet-making. The importance of metals is also emphasized by the way in which they were entangled in many other developments. Metals were traded globally and circulated in similar flows to textiles, exotic woods and turtle shells. Exquisite steel wares were also sometimes combined with these other materials, as in a delicate mahogany etui, clad in green velvet and filled with assorted Sheffield wares, given to the Brukspatron Michaelson, at Skebo. This example is crucial in another way as well. The steel incorporated in these wares was made from iron produced in Michaelson's own forges, underlining the close affiliation of production and consumption, what we call Making and Taking, in the thinking of the early modern world. Such commercial and manufacturing loops, jumping as they do between production and consumption, create a starting-point for the analysis outlined here. Another aim is to re-instate metals in the ongoing discussions about the developments that replaced the early modern world with the present modern society we now inhabit. Metals, and in particular iron, figured prominently in the more heroic, or even revolutionary, explanations that dominated the first decades of the postwar period, but have waned ever since. From the 1970s the textile trades enjoyed a more central/significant place in explanations stressing the gradual aspect of development. It is time, we argue, to once again reinstate metals in the discussion about global development towards our present society. In conclusion we would like to say that our ambition is to establish a 'historiographical loop', in that we want to use the early modern way of analytically linking production to consumption, as a means to better understand and explain early modern society and its gradual development into our own time.

  • 37.
    Rydén, Göran
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Institute for Housing and Urban Research.
    Från rakhyvlar till bergborrar: Metaller i den tidigmoderna världen2015In: Scandia, ISSN 0036-5483, no 2Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 38.
    Selling, Jan
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, The Hugo Valentin Centre.
    'A Gypsy is a gypsy': a literary construction in a long-term perspective2013In: Scandia, ISSN 0036-5483, Vol. 79, no 1, p. 11-37Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This article analyses Swedish antiziganism (anti-Gypsyism) in a long-term perspective as a discursive formation deriving from the conceptual gypsy: a historically constructed image born of social, religious, and racial prejudice that is projected onto Roma and others. The source material has been chosen to reflect the intertextuality between the non-fictional gypsiology literature of the eighteenth and twentieth centuries: the influential work of the German historian Heinrich Moritz Grellmann is compared with the Swedish doctoral dissertations of Samuel P. Bjorckman (1730) and Laurentius Rabenius (1791); the three-part documentary Zigenare (1929, 1955 and 19 63) by the popular Proletarian School author Ivar Lo-Johansson; the civil rights intervention by Katarina Taikon from a Roma discourse position (Zigenare ar vi, 1963); and finally Karl-Olov Arnstberg's controversial study Svenskar och zigenare (1998). The article posits a strong link between the academic antiziganism of the eighteenth and twentieth centuries, and the notions of Roma culture as essentially anti-social, and thus to be combated by forced assimilation; of Roma as ungrateful for the generosity of their hosts; and of antiziganism as caused by Roma behaviour. The continuity is obvious in the use of recurring reference codes, such as typologies of 'gypsy' crimes, used in a circular argument to slap the label of gypsy on actual and supposed Roma. The study also exposes the biological racism inherent in Swedish antiziganism, and in the case of Lo-Johansson clarifies the meaning of philoziganism as excluding and essentialist in its romantic projections onto Roma. Further, the article shows that 'zigenare' (gypsy') in Swedish is unambiguously linked to a pejorative discourse, though in all the works discussed it is used in references to, but not always when referring to Roma, and is thus considered unsuitable, as well as unethical, as an analytical notion.

  • 39.
    Selling, Jan
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, The Hugo Valentin Centre.
    Tysk offerdiskurs som historytainment: Kinder der Flucht (Flyktens barn), Dramadokumentär för tv i tre delar2007In: Scandia, ISSN 0036-5483, Vol. 73, no 1, p. 101-104Article in journal (Other academic)
  • 40.
    Selling, Jan
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, The Hugo Valentin Centre.
    "Zigenaren som zigenare": En facklitterär konstruktion i långt perspektiv2013In: Scandia, ISSN 0036-5483, Vol. 79, no 1, p. 11-37Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This article analyzes Swedish antiziganism (anti-Gypsyism) in a long term perspective as a discursive formation deriving from the ”conceptual gypsy”: a historically constructed image out of social, religious and racial prejudice that is being projected onto Roma and other persons. The source material is selected in order to discuss intertextuality between nonfictional gypsology literature of the 18th and the 20th Centuries: the influential work of the German historian Heinrich Moritz Grellmann compared to the Swedish doctoral dissertations of Samuel P. Björckman (1730) and Laurentius Rabenius (1791), the threefold documentary Zigenare of the popular working writer Ivar Lo-Johansson (parts first published in 1929, 1955 and 1963), the civil rights intervention of Katarina Taikon out of a Roma discourse position (Zigenare är vi from 1963) and finally Karl-Olov Arnstbergs controversial study Svenskar och zigenare (1998). The article stances a strong link between the academic antiziganism of the 18th and the 20th centuries: the notion of Roma culture as essentially antisocial thus to be combated by forced assimilation, immigrating Roma as ungrateful to the generosity of the hosts and antiziganism as caused by Roma behaviour. The continuity is obvious as well in the use of reoccurring reference codes, such as typologies of crimes labelled as ”Gypsy”, whose appearance in a circular way are being used as argument for the pasting of the label Gypsy on actual and supposed Roma. The study also makes biological racism visible as part of Swedish antiziganism and in the case of Lo-Johansson clarifies the meaning of philoziganism as excluding and essentialist in its romantic projections on Roma. Further, the article shows that ”zigenare” (Gypsy) in Swedish is unambiguously linked to a pejorative discourse: though in all discussed works derived out of references to, but not always referring to Roma, and thus considered unsuitable as well as unethical as analytical notion.

  • 41.
    Sennefelt, Karin
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of History.
    Gatans medborgare: Förhandling om politisk habilitet i frihetstidens smädeskrifter2007In: Scandia, ISSN 0036-5483, Vol. 73, no 1, p. 27-55Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 42.
    Sennefelt, Karin
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of History.
    Kierman, Gustaf
    Citizens in the streets: Negotiations of political subjectivity in libels in the Age of Liberty2007In: Scandia, ISSN 0036-5483, Vol. 73, no 1, p. 27-55Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The eighteenth century saw an ongoing negotiation of citizenship and what this concept actually entailed. This was largely a process of creating and redefining boundaries-of connecting political subjectivity to a specific gender, class, race or ethnicity, and set of values. This article sets out to map a part of this negotiation of citizenship by looking at libels posted in public places in Stockholm in the Age of Liberty. The objective is to take into account all those who insisted upon including themselves in political life. Libellers displayed an acute involvement in national politics, using the spaces of the city as amplifiers of their messages and certain sites were particularly popular for libeling, e.g. the front door of the House of the Nobility and the pillory on Stortorget. Values displayed in libels show the importance of political virtue in becoming a citizen. Fear of God, patriotism, the interconnected category of masculinity and social standing, as well as an ideal of open discussion were the important values that all who aspired to political influence had to subscribe to. Theoretical openness and accessibility does not mean, however, that these virtues were to be found among all who showed political ambition. While fear of God, patriotism and open discussion could be taken up by anyone, it was the connections between social standing and masculinity in which the political struggle between the nobility on the one hand, and the burghers and clergy on the other, took place. Peasants were written off as citizens, with the exception of long time speaker Olof Hakansson, because of their incapability to stand against corruption and external influences. Some changes also occurred in how virtues were weighted in the period studied. In the early years of the Age of Liberty, fear of God and Christian virtues were stressed, whereas by the 1740's civic virtues like patriotism and love of the fatherland received more attention. The last few decades of the Age of Liberty saw a rise in gendered virtues and explicit sexual references combined with greater attention to social differentiation. Also, libels went from having criticised particular individuals and their actions, to denouncing politician's views.

  • 43.
    Smedberg, Carl-Filip Smedberg
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of History of Science and Ideas.
    Låginkomsttagarna: Expertis, politik och mediering i formandet av en ny kategori omkring 19682018In: Scandia, ISSN 0036-5483, Vol. 84, no 1, p. 61-85Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This article discusses changing word- and concept-usages after the political radicalisation of the 1960s in Sweden. Following the concept of låginkomsttagare, low-income earner, in mainly newspapers, I show how different meanings were attributed to it by different users in the political spectrum. The theory and method used was inspired by historians like Reinhart Koselleck and Dror Wahrman in their history of concepts. Low-income earner was first used by social scientist and bureaucrats in the state commission "Låginkomstutredningen" (1965–1971), instigated to map the low-income earners in Sweden. These actors, mainly from the political left, described and statistically counted Swedish society according to income-groups, but they also shaped the political debate to give focus to what they described as growing inequalities and a society in social conflict. The concept of låginkomsttagare saw a remarkable career in usage in all sorts of contexts, pointing towards how wide the political radicalisation of the late 1960s spread – the concept became a part of the everyday Swedish vocabulary. However, soon the concept was overtaken and transformed by actors with different political goals in a struggle for the definition of who really were low-income earners. Låginkomsttagare gained a sort of moral status as society’s forgotten social group, and many wanted to claim that they belonged to this group.

  • 44.
    Tistedt, Petter
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of History of Science and Ideas.
    Reklam för demokrati?: Reklamens politik i mellankrigstidens Sverige2019In: Scandia, ISSN 0036-5483, Vol. 85, no 1, p. 65-91Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Even following the introduction of universal suffrage, the meaning, development and future of representative democracy represented a contested issue in Sweden. As in many other countries, one important concern was the function and importance of effective civic communication. This article explores these debates by focusing on discourses concerning the relationship between democracy and advertising. More specifically, it analyzes how members and supporters of the advertising industry intervened in debates on democracy by constructing and promoting politically significant advertising concepts. Using mainly advertising periodicals and handbooks as sources, this article asks: How did these actors look upon the role of advertising in democratic societies? Which kinds of visions of society did the concept of advertising entail? How were considerations regarding democracy incorporated in discussions on advertising? While there is plenty of scholarship on the uses of advertising and propaganda in politics, we still have limited knowledge concerning the political implications of advertising concepts in the interwar period. Furthermore, in present-day debates and scholarship, the symbiosis between advertising and politics is generally explored as a problem for democracy. This article instead analyzes the conceptual foundations and democratic hopes and expectations of such a symbiosis. It demonstrates how advertising promised to cultivate free, educated and self-reflective citizens, to streamline civic communication and to let the political “battles” be fought out by means of words and images instead of by opposing citizens. Hence, advertising was construed as the answer to three major arguments against democracy: that its demos was not up to the task, that it was too ineffective and that it created or exacerbated internal conflicts. Making democracy safe for the world has been a major preoccupation in mainstream political thought and practice during the twentieth century, and many “admen” were keen on participating in such a project.

  • 45.
    Vallström, Maria
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of History.
    Att göra skillnad: Om arbete, migration och kön i skogsarbetarbyar 1950-19752010In: Scandia, ISSN 0036-5483, Vol. 76, no 1, p. 73-99Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 46.
    Vedung, Evert
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Institute for Housing and Urban Research. Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Government.
    Varför ledde Norges secession 1905 inte till krig? (Why Did Not Norway´s Secession in 1905 from the Union with Sweden Lead to War)2000In: Scandia, ISSN 0036-5483, Vol. 66, no 2, p. 251-268Article in journal (Other academic)
  • 47.
    Winton, Patrik
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of History.
    Den globaliserande svenska staten: Lån, kursoperationer och internationella handelsnätverk runt 17702017In: Scandia, ISSN 0036-5483, Vol. 83, no 2, p. 65-99Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 48.
    Winton, Patrik
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of History.
    The Globalizing Swedish State: Loans, Exchange Rates and International Merchant Networks Around 17702017In: Scandia, ISSN 0036-5483, Vol. 83, no 2, p. 65-99Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This article analyzes the external borrowing of the Swedish state in Amsterdam, Copenhagen and Genoa during the 1760s and early 1770s. By using a global history perspective, with a focus on links between actors and how these links influence these actors rather than comparing developments within or between states, it is possible to get a new understanding of how the relationships between the Swedish state and the leading international capital markets were established. Additionally, the consequences of receiving the borrowed funds with regard to the Swedish state are also analyzed. The analysis shows that the financial problems following Sweden's participation in the Seven Years' War created incentives for members of the Swedish political elite to find new ways of funding existing deficits and debts, as well as stabilizing the currency. External borrowing was seen by many as a key fiscal tool for addressing these financial challenges. At the same time, there were investors in the Dutch Republic and Genoa interested in finding new investment opportunities that could give a higher return. Through intermediaries, such as Swedish diplomats, negotiations were initiated between bankers in Amsterdam/Genoa and representatives of the Swedish state concerning borrowing funds. One of the key issues during these negotiations concerned how the Swedish state should portray itself as a reliable debtor. Several actors were interested in providing credits to the Swedish state. One such actor was the merchant Henning Frederik Bargum in Copenhagen, who was the director of the Danish Guinean Company-a company involved in the slave trade. By expanding his business to the Swedish state, Bargum hoped to create new opportunities, as well as to strengthen his position among leading merchants in Copenhagen. The analysis shows that the negotiated loans were primarily used to liquidate debts accrued in Swedish Pomerania during the war and to stabilize the Swedish currency in the international capital markets. The success of the loan negotiations created a new fiscal practice for the Swedish state. This practice of external borrowing had consequences for the formation of the Swedish state, since it required the state to clarify its resources and create organizations able to handle the daily interactions with the international credit markets. These practices also meant that the Swedish state participated in the process of financial globalization during the eighteenth century.

  • 49.
    Ågren, Maria
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of History.
    Därför är jag historiker2013In: Scandia, ISSN 0036-5483, Vol. 79, no 2, p. 68-75Article in journal (Other academic)
  • 50.
    Ågren, Maria
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of History.
    Historical research today2010In: Scandia, ISSN 0036-5483, Vol. 76, no 2, p. 112-126Article in journal (Refereed)
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