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"Giv rösträtt åt kvinnorna och bröd åt arbetarhemmen!" - Om hungerupploppen i Göteborg 1917 och pressens reaktion på upprörda kvinnor

Thörn, Klara LU (2020) ILHK02 20192
Division of History of Ideas and Sciences
Abstract
This is a study in the field of history of ideas which places the hunger riots of 1917 in Gothenburg in the context of the struggle for women’s suffrage. A gender perspective on contemporary media shows that the presentation of women’s participation differed between the newspapers according to its political ideology. An analysis of the concepts of hunger and riots has enabled a comparison between the different positions of the newspapers. The ideology of the newspaper affected how the women in the riots were presented in the reporting. The left and liberal newspapers used hunger to excuse the violent behaviour of the women and to defend them against critics. By doing so they dissociated the women from the more violent parts of the protests... (More)
This is a study in the field of history of ideas which places the hunger riots of 1917 in Gothenburg in the context of the struggle for women’s suffrage. A gender perspective on contemporary media shows that the presentation of women’s participation differed between the newspapers according to its political ideology. An analysis of the concepts of hunger and riots has enabled a comparison between the different positions of the newspapers. The ideology of the newspaper affected how the women in the riots were presented in the reporting. The left and liberal newspapers used hunger to excuse the violent behaviour of the women and to defend them against critics. By doing so they dissociated the women from the more violent parts of the protests that they called riots, in which men were in majority and which had little to do with food. The conservative newspaper tried to undermine this strategy by emphasizing the food waste that had taken place and the women’s presence in the violent parts of the protests. They also retrospectively used riots to describe the acts of both men and women. Thus men and women were declared equally guilty. In the suffrage debate the hunger riots was then used by both sides. The left and liberal press used the events to prove the necessity of a democratic reform and the conservative press used them to consolidate the image of the women as politically incapable. (Less)
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author
Thörn, Klara LU
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organization
alternative title
“Suffrage for the women and bread for the the workers!” - The hunger riots of 1917 in Gothenburg and media’s reaction to upset women
course
ILHK02 20192
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
hunger riots, Gothenburg, women’s suffrage, gender, history of ideas, history of concepts
language
Swedish
id
9006497
date added to LUP
2020-06-02 13:05:20
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2020-06-02 13:05:20
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  abstract     = {This is a study in the field of history of ideas which places the hunger riots of 1917 in Gothenburg in the context of the struggle for women’s suffrage. A gender perspective on contemporary media shows that the presentation of women’s participation differed between the newspapers according to its political ideology. An analysis of the concepts of hunger and riots has enabled a comparison between the different positions of the newspapers. The ideology of the newspaper affected how the women in the riots were presented in the reporting. The left and liberal newspapers used hunger to excuse the violent behaviour of the women and to defend them against critics. By doing so they dissociated the women from the more violent parts of the protests that they called riots, in which men were in majority and which had little to do with food. The conservative newspaper tried to undermine this strategy by emphasizing the food waste that had taken place and the women’s presence in the violent parts of the protests. They also retrospectively used riots to describe the acts of both men and women. Thus men and women were declared equally guilty. In the suffrage debate the hunger riots was then used by both sides. The left and liberal press used the events to prove the necessity of a democratic reform and the conservative press used them to consolidate the image of the women as politically incapable.},
  author       = {Thörn, Klara},
  keyword      = {hunger riots,Gothenburg,women’s suffrage,gender,history of ideas,history of concepts},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {"Giv rösträtt åt kvinnorna och bröd åt arbetarhemmen!" - Om hungerupploppen i Göteborg 1917 och pressens reaktion på upprörda kvinnor},
  year         = {2020},
}