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Ansikte mot ansikte. Räddningsarbete bland prostituerade kvinnor i Sverige 1850-1920.

Jansdotter, Anna LU (2004)
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Vid mitten av 1800-talet öppnades speciella institutioner i Sverige med syftet att ”rädda” prostituerade kvinnor från ett ”förtappat liv” utanför samhällets ramar. Men vilka var de kvinnor som ville rädda, bli räddare? Var deras engagemang ett uttryck för omsorg eller kan det sociala arbetet ses som en klassrelaterad maktutövning, en vilja att kontrollera och disciplinera en speciell grupp kvinnor? Hur uppfattade de kvinnor som levde på prostitution dessa räddningsförsök och hur kunde de använda sig av räddarnas engagemang?



I Ansikte mot ansikte analyseras mötet mellan dessa två kvinnogrupper – räddarna och de som skulle räddas. Mötet studeras framför allt utifrån räddarnas... (More)
Popular Abstract in Swedish

Vid mitten av 1800-talet öppnades speciella institutioner i Sverige med syftet att ”rädda” prostituerade kvinnor från ett ”förtappat liv” utanför samhällets ramar. Men vilka var de kvinnor som ville rädda, bli räddare? Var deras engagemang ett uttryck för omsorg eller kan det sociala arbetet ses som en klassrelaterad maktutövning, en vilja att kontrollera och disciplinera en speciell grupp kvinnor? Hur uppfattade de kvinnor som levde på prostitution dessa räddningsförsök och hur kunde de använda sig av räddarnas engagemang?



I Ansikte mot ansikte analyseras mötet mellan dessa två kvinnogrupper – räddarna och de som skulle räddas. Mötet studeras framför allt utifrån räddarnas perspektiv och det är räddningsrörelsen som står i fokus, men ett materialfynd har även gjort det möjligt för läsaren att möta en prostituerad kvinnas skildring av räddningsprojektet.



Kvinnoröster från sekelskiftets Sverige berättar om maktrelationer mellan kvinnor, om Jesus betydelse för den ”fallna” kvinnans omvändelse och upprättelse, men även om hur en respektabel kvinnlig sexualitet skapades i relation till en icke-respektabel. Alla slags kvinnor skulle ta plats i det nya samhällets offentliga rum. Materialet bjuder på skildringar av exempelvis gatan som en både lockande och miserabel plats, där räddningskvinnorna i sina strikta dräkter vistades sida vid sida med de utmanande och parfymdoftande kvinnorna med fräcka blickar. (Less)
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The object of this thesis is a Swedish religious reform movement that, from mid nineteenth century to early twentieth century, undertook social work intended to ‘rescue’ female prostitutes. The purpose of the study is to illuminate the encounter between two groups of women, the rescuers and the rescued. This encounter is principally seen from the rescuer’s perspective, since it is the rescue movement itself that is the focus of the thesis. However, a recently discovered letter collection has made it possible to analyze a female prostitute’s views on such an encounter, and indeed on the entire rescue project.



The thesis is divided into three sections. In Rescue work 1850 to 1920, I identify the reform movement. In The... (More)
The object of this thesis is a Swedish religious reform movement that, from mid nineteenth century to early twentieth century, undertook social work intended to ‘rescue’ female prostitutes. The purpose of the study is to illuminate the encounter between two groups of women, the rescuers and the rescued. This encounter is principally seen from the rescuer’s perspective, since it is the rescue movement itself that is the focus of the thesis. However, a recently discovered letter collection has made it possible to analyze a female prostitute’s views on such an encounter, and indeed on the entire rescue project.



The thesis is divided into three sections. In Rescue work 1850 to 1920, I identify the reform movement. In The geography of rescue I analyse the rescue movement’s ideology, paying particular attention to how it expressed its views on women and the space they occupied. In the final section, Rescue as a dialogue, I examine the reform project on an individual level, using the letter collection mentioned above as my principal source. The collection includes an extensive correspondence between a deaconess and a prostitute.



Besides annual reports, pamphlets, journals, albums, and brochures, the source material consists of other printed material such as biographies, autobiographies and daily newspapers, together with drawings, photographs, and architectural plans. I also use unpublished material such as diaries, letters, journal annotations, and minutes.



The thesis concludes that intimacy and power are main themes in an analysis of these women’s relationship, and that any analysis of power relationships in this kind of rescue work must take into account the religious context of the reform movement. (Less)
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  • Professor Rosenbeck, Bente, Köpenhamns Universitet
organization
alternative title
Face to Face. Rescue Work among Prostituted Women in Sweden 1850-1920
publishing date
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Thesis
publication status
published
subject
keywords
Contemporary history (circa 1800 to 1914), private space., public space, difference, ideology, power, women, gender, conversion, revivalist movement, social work, rescue work, reform movement, prostitution, Sweden, 1850-1920, Modern historia (ca. 1800-1914), Contemporary history (since 1914), Nutidshistoria (från 1914)
pages
496 pages
publisher
Brutus Östlings Bokförlag Symposion
defense location
Department of History, sal 3
defense date
2004-09-25 10:15
external identifiers
  • Other:ISRN: LUHFDA/HFHI-2004/1123-SE+496
ISBN
91-7139-644-6
language
Swedish
LU publication?
yes
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af2b7abb-7c07-4960-816a-320606cd7a9e (old id 21826)
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2007-05-28 12:09:02
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2016-09-19 08:45:05
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The thesis is divided into three sections. In Rescue work 1850 to 1920, I identify the reform movement. In The geography of rescue I analyse the rescue movement’s ideology, paying particular attention to how it expressed its views on women and the space they occupied. In the final section, Rescue as a dialogue, I examine the reform project on an individual level, using the letter collection mentioned above as my principal source. The collection includes an extensive correspondence between a deaconess and a prostitute.<br/><br>
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Besides annual reports, pamphlets, journals, albums, and brochures, the source material consists of other printed material such as biographies, autobiographies and daily newspapers, together with drawings, photographs, and architectural plans. I also use unpublished material such as diaries, letters, journal annotations, and minutes.<br/><br>
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The thesis concludes that intimacy and power are main themes in an analysis of these women’s relationship, and that any analysis of power relationships in this kind of rescue work must take into account the religious context of the reform movement.},
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  title        = {Ansikte mot ansikte. Räddningsarbete bland prostituerade kvinnor i Sverige 1850-1920.},
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