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Handlandets kraft — Konsumentens roll som ekonomisk och politisk varelse i Kooperativa Förbundet, ca. 1898 — 1924

Olsson, Alice LU (2020) ILHK02 20192
Division of History of Ideas and Sciences
Abstract
The power of the buyers: the consumer’s role as an economic and political
being in Kooperativa Förbundet, c. 1898 — 1924
The aim of this study is to present the role of the consumer in the Swedish consumer cooperative union, Kooperativa Förbundet, c. 1898 — 1924. The study follows three of KF:s most prominent figures during the period: G.H. von Koch, Martin Sundell and Anders Örne, referred to in this study as “the great theorists of the Swedish cooperative movement”. The concepts ​consumer​, ​cooperation a​ nd ​democracy​ will set the basis for the analysis of these three theorists’ work. In addition to presenting the theorists’ views on the consumer's role in the cooperative — the consumer as a member of society and the relationship... (More)
The power of the buyers: the consumer’s role as an economic and political
being in Kooperativa Förbundet, c. 1898 — 1924
The aim of this study is to present the role of the consumer in the Swedish consumer cooperative union, Kooperativa Förbundet, c. 1898 — 1924. The study follows three of KF:s most prominent figures during the period: G.H. von Koch, Martin Sundell and Anders Örne, referred to in this study as “the great theorists of the Swedish cooperative movement”. The concepts ​consumer​, ​cooperation a​ nd ​democracy​ will set the basis for the analysis of these three theorists’ work. In addition to presenting the theorists’ views on the consumer's role in the cooperative — the consumer as a member of society and the relationship between the cooperation and class-politics will be analysed. In this context class-politics refers to the sources’ attitudes towards class-struggle, the question of who the cooperation really should serve, and the relationship with the labour movement. Kooperativa Förbundet had its first congress in 1899. The union’s struggle as a growing popular movement will therefore be studied, mostly in relation to the labour movement.
The study aims to put forward two theses: 1) that the consumer’s role according to the sources is that of an active subject, presenting a different form of “consumer power” than is often used today, and 2) that the cooperative theory during the studied period became less radical and less hostile towards capitalism while at the same time adapting to the hegemony of the labour movement. (Less)
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Olsson, Alice LU
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ILHK02 20192
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
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Kooperativa Förbundet, G.H. von Koch, Martin Sundell, Anders Örne, idé- och lärdomshistoria, konsumtion, arbetarrörelse Kooperativa Förbundet, history of ideas, consumption, labour movement
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Swedish
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9002071
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2020-01-29 15:38:48
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  abstract     = {The power of the buyers: the consumer’s role as an economic and political
being in Kooperativa Förbundet, c. 1898 — 1924
The aim of this study is to present the role of the consumer in the Swedish consumer cooperative union, Kooperativa Förbundet, c. 1898 — 1924. The study follows three of KF:s most prominent figures during the period: G.H. von Koch, Martin Sundell and Anders Örne, referred to in this study as “the great theorists of the Swedish cooperative movement”. The concepts ​consumer​, ​cooperation a​ nd ​democracy​ will set the basis for the analysis of these three theorists’ work. In addition to presenting the theorists’ views on the consumer's role in the cooperative — the consumer as a member of society and the relationship between the cooperation and class-politics will be analysed. In this context class-politics refers to the sources’ attitudes towards class-struggle, the question of who the cooperation really should serve, and the relationship with the labour movement. Kooperativa Förbundet had its first congress in 1899. The union’s struggle as a growing popular movement will therefore be studied, mostly in relation to the labour movement.
The study aims to put forward two theses: 1) that the consumer’s role according to the sources is that of an active subject, presenting a different form of “consumer power” than is often used today, and 2) that the cooperative theory during the studied period became less radical and less hostile towards capitalism while at the same time adapting to the hegemony of the labour movement.},
  author       = {Olsson, Alice},
  keyword      = {Kooperativa Förbundet,G.H. von Koch,Martin Sundell,Anders Örne,idé- och lärdomshistoria,konsumtion,arbetarrörelse Kooperativa Förbundet,history of ideas,consumption,labour movement},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Handlandets kraft — Konsumentens roll som ekonomisk och politisk varelse i Kooperativa Förbundet, ca. 1898 — 1924},
  year         = {2020},
}