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Bygden, bruket och samhället : om människor och organisationer i brukssamhället Böksholm 1900-1979

Lundqvist, Åsa LU (2001)
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Hur gick det till när 1900-talets industrialiserade landsbygd omvandlades? Hur påverkades människors vardag av denna utveckling och hur knöts lokala händelser ihop med industrisamhällets omvälvande historia? Dessa frågor diskuteras i denna studie av det småländska brukssamhället Böksholm. I centrum står relationen mellan de dominerande folkrörelserna och ledningen för Böksholms sulfitfabrik. Med hjälp av dokument och människors minnen beskrivs dessa parters verksamheter och inbördes förhållanden mellan åren 1900 och 1979 - en historia som återspeglar övergången från patriarkal bruksort till modernt välfärdssamhälle. Förändringarna i Böksholm under 1900-talet framstår i studien som ett resultat av... (More)
Popular Abstract in Swedish

Hur gick det till när 1900-talets industrialiserade landsbygd omvandlades? Hur påverkades människors vardag av denna utveckling och hur knöts lokala händelser ihop med industrisamhällets omvälvande historia? Dessa frågor diskuteras i denna studie av det småländska brukssamhället Böksholm. I centrum står relationen mellan de dominerande folkrörelserna och ledningen för Böksholms sulfitfabrik. Med hjälp av dokument och människors minnen beskrivs dessa parters verksamheter och inbördes förhållanden mellan åren 1900 och 1979 - en historia som återspeglar övergången från patriarkal bruksort till modernt välfärdssamhälle. Förändringarna i Böksholm under 1900-talet framstår i studien som ett resultat av samspelet mellan lokala organisationer och deras riksorganisationer, men också av allmänna sociala, ekonomiska och tekniska förändringar. (Less)
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The aim of this dissertation is to study some of the forces behind the transformation of the 20th century industrialised countryside. The emphasis is on changes in everyday life for women and men, and the role of organisations therein. Two main questions are outlined: Which forces were central to the development of the industrial society?, and, how did the relationship between individual and society develop and change within industrial society? These two questions are inextricably linked: social change takes place in interplay with the transformation of human relations and different patterns of social life. As a starting point, economic, historical and sociological research on the organisation of the industrial society is discussed, on... (More)
The aim of this dissertation is to study some of the forces behind the transformation of the 20th century industrialised countryside. The emphasis is on changes in everyday life for women and men, and the role of organisations therein. Two main questions are outlined: Which forces were central to the development of the industrial society?, and, how did the relationship between individual and society develop and change within industrial society? These two questions are inextricably linked: social change takes place in interplay with the transformation of human relations and different patterns of social life. As a starting point, economic, historical and sociological research on the organisation of the industrial society is discussed, on both macro and micro levels. Drawing on those discussions, and by using documentary sources and interviews, the empirical parts analyse a rural industrial community, Böksholm, and the relationship between its dominant social movements, i.e. the temperance and labour movements, and the management of the pulp factory, Böksholms sulfitfabrik AB. The study covers the period between 1900 and 1979. The changing relationship between those actors and organisations are studied by following the interplay between, on the one hand, the local chapters of organisations and their national offices, and, on the other hand, socio-economic and technical change, where local organisations are seen as an important link between local social practices and ideas/ideologies connected to national levels. Between 1900 and 1979, Böksholm was transformed from an isolated community with patriarchal social relations and a strong gender based division of labour into a modern welfare society. However, this profound transformation was coupled to a certain continuity. Changes in everyday life did not follow a linear and frictionless model. Instead, social change seems to be the result of the interconnected activities of many organisations and individuals. These actors and organisations acted in varied conditions and circumstances. The analysis provided is therefore one in which processes of societal change and modernisation are shown as complex and full of paradoxes. (Less)
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  • Professor Lindqvist, Rafael, Umeå University
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Community, Mill and Society. People and Organisations in the Rural Industrial Community Böksholm, 1900-1979
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Thesis
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keywords
Sociology, Arbetslivssociologi, företagssociologi, sociology of enterprise, industrialisation, Ekonomisk och social historia, Sociology of labour, Social and economic history, patriarchalism, gender division of labour, local, central, Sociologi, agency, organisations, social movements, rural industrial community, historical sociology, industrial society
pages
240 pages
publisher
Arkiv
defense location
Karolinasalen
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2001-03-30 10:15
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  • Other:ISRN: LUSADG/SASO-01/1134 SE
ISBN
91-7924-143-3
language
Swedish
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yes
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  author       = {Lundqvist, Åsa},
  isbn         = {91-7924-143-3},
  keyword      = {Sociology,Arbetslivssociologi,företagssociologi,sociology of enterprise,industrialisation,Ekonomisk och social historia,Sociology of labour,Social and economic history,patriarchalism,gender division of labour,local,central,Sociologi,agency,organisations,social movements,rural industrial community,historical sociology,industrial society},
  language     = {swe},
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  publisher    = {Arkiv},
  school       = {Lund University},
  title        = {Bygden, bruket och samhället : om människor och organisationer i brukssamhället Böksholm 1900-1979},
  year         = {2001},
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