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"Regional Conflicts: From the Merchant's House to the People's Home"

Holgersson, Ulrika LU (2010) In Regional Aesthetics : Locating Swedish Media Mediehistoriskt arkiv 15. p.191-211
Abstract
This article is an analysis of the Swedish feature film "Brita i grosshandlarhuset" from 1946 about a poor girl that moves to the city finding employment as a maid in the house of a rich merchant. Here I examine the compromises - in terms of constructions of class and gender - that paved the way for a new narrative, with the progression of imagery from, so to speak, the symbol of the merchant house to the metaphor of the "Folkhem". In special focus stands the relation between city and country side.
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historical film analysis, maid servants, class, gender, Folkhem
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Regional Aesthetics : Locating Swedish Media
editor
Hedling, Erik; Hedling, Olof; Jönsson, Mats; ; and
volume
Mediehistoriskt arkiv 15
pages
191 - 211
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Kungliga biblioteket
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1654-6601
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978-91-88468-14-7
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English
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  author       = {Holgersson, Ulrika},
  editor       = {Hedling, Erik and Hedling, Olof and Jönsson, Mats},
  isbn         = {978-91-88468-14-7},
  issn         = {1654-6601},
  keyword      = {historical film analysis,maid servants,class,gender,Folkhem},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {191--211},
  publisher    = {Kungliga biblioteket},
  series       = {Regional Aesthetics : Locating Swedish Media},
  title        = {"Regional Conflicts: From the Merchant's House to the People's Home"},
  volume       = {Mediehistoriskt arkiv 15},
  year         = {2010},
}