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Sverige jobbar - Myten om det svenska lönearbetet

Kytömäki, Erik LU (2013) STVK02 20131
Human Rights Studies
Department of Political Science
Abstract (Swedish)
This thesis revolves around wage labour and its constitution in the Swedish society and how its being has become a non-political issue, a paradigmatic truth. This is presented through the organization of the Swedish workers movement but also through present day mainstream politics. With the ambition of unravelling the foundation on which this norm is built Roland Barthes concept of the myth is used, impressions are also taken from Cynthia Weber’s and Martin Hall’s use of said Barthes. The main argument, which to a large extent is driven with Max Weber’s theories on the connection between the protestant ethics and the spirit of capitalism, is that the story of the wage labour is told through its roots in protestant ethics and a capitalistic... (More)
This thesis revolves around wage labour and its constitution in the Swedish society and how its being has become a non-political issue, a paradigmatic truth. This is presented through the organization of the Swedish workers movement but also through present day mainstream politics. With the ambition of unravelling the foundation on which this norm is built Roland Barthes concept of the myth is used, impressions are also taken from Cynthia Weber’s and Martin Hall’s use of said Barthes. The main argument, which to a large extent is driven with Max Weber’s theories on the connection between the protestant ethics and the spirit of capitalism, is that the story of the wage labour is told through its roots in protestant ethics and a capitalistic structure. Several, mostly Marxist, labour critical theorists are also used in the analysis in order to explain the myth but also present a first step towards a counter myth. (Less)
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author
Kytömäki, Erik LU
supervisor
organization
course
STVK02 20131
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
Arbete, Barthes, Myt, Protestantism, Kapitalism
language
Swedish
id
3798617
date added to LUP
2013-07-01 12:56:34
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2014-09-04 08:27:35
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  abstract     = {This thesis revolves around wage labour and its constitution in the Swedish society and how its being has become a non-political issue, a paradigmatic truth. This is presented through the organization of the Swedish workers movement but also through present day mainstream politics. With the ambition of unravelling the foundation on which this norm is built Roland Barthes concept of the myth is used, impressions are also taken from Cynthia Weber’s and Martin Hall’s use of said Barthes. The main argument, which to a large extent is driven with Max Weber’s theories on the connection between the protestant ethics and the spirit of capitalism, is that the story of the wage labour is told through its roots in protestant ethics and a capitalistic structure. Several, mostly Marxist, labour critical theorists are also used in the analysis in order to explain the myth but also present a first step towards a counter myth.},
  author       = {Kytömäki, Erik},
  keyword      = {Arbete,Barthes,Myt,Protestantism,Kapitalism},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Sverige jobbar - Myten om det svenska lönearbetet},
  year         = {2013},
}