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Vad en duktig husmoder bör kunna : Feminitet, maskulinitet, hjem, familie og koldkrigskontekst i 1950’ernes ”Husmodern”

Halberg, Rikke (2008) HIS203 20072
History
Abstract
This study examines the representation of everyday lives of men and women in a popular Swedish magazine, Husmodern, in the 1950s. The ”small history” of the 1950s is a relatively forgotten part of modern history and the era is often reduced to nostalgia in popular culture, but rarely researched through a thorough, theoretical lense. By applying the theory of R.W. Connell about Hegemonic Masculinity and Mimi Schippers’ Pariah Femininities, the study challenges the traditional roles of men and, in particular, women of the era as they were represented in Husmodern. It turns out that within the traditional and very divided gender sphere of Swedish everyday culture, there was room for women to navigate between the boundaries of what was... (More)
This study examines the representation of everyday lives of men and women in a popular Swedish magazine, Husmodern, in the 1950s. The ”small history” of the 1950s is a relatively forgotten part of modern history and the era is often reduced to nostalgia in popular culture, but rarely researched through a thorough, theoretical lense. By applying the theory of R.W. Connell about Hegemonic Masculinity and Mimi Schippers’ Pariah Femininities, the study challenges the traditional roles of men and, in particular, women of the era as they were represented in Husmodern. It turns out that within the traditional and very divided gender sphere of Swedish everyday culture, there was room for women to navigate between the boundaries of what was considered ”masculine” and ”feminine” as long as it was done within the context of what could be called a hegemonic feminity. The study concludes that the 1950s was a period where roles of men and women were negotiated – not as openly as they had been earlier in history, and would be again in the decades that came after, but a negotiation nonetheless. (Less)
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author
Halberg, Rikke
supervisor
organization
course
HIS203 20072
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
1950-talet, husmoder, Husmodern, populärpress, femininitet, maskulinitet, genus, kön, kalla kriget, vardagskultur
language
Danish
id
4778485
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2014-11-11 12:55:17
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  abstract     = {This study examines the representation of everyday lives of men and women in a popular Swedish magazine, Husmodern, in the 1950s. The ”small history” of the 1950s is a relatively forgotten part of modern history and the era is often reduced to nostalgia in popular culture, but rarely researched through a thorough, theoretical lense. By applying the theory of R.W. Connell about Hegemonic Masculinity and Mimi Schippers’ Pariah Femininities, the study challenges the traditional roles of men and, in particular, women of the era as they were represented in Husmodern. It turns out that within the traditional and very divided gender sphere of Swedish everyday culture, there was room for women to navigate between the boundaries of what was considered ”masculine” and ”feminine” as long as it was done within the context of what could be called a hegemonic feminity. The study concludes that the 1950s was a period where roles of men and women were negotiated – not as openly as they had been earlier in history, and would be again in the decades that came after, but a negotiation nonetheless.},
  author       = {Halberg, Rikke},
  keyword      = {1950-talet,husmoder,Husmodern,populärpress,femininitet,maskulinitet,genus,kön,kalla kriget,vardagskultur},
  language     = {dan},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Vad en duktig husmoder bör kunna : Feminitet, maskulinitet, hjem, familie og koldkrigskontekst i 1950’ernes ”Husmodern”},
  year         = {2008},
}