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Det var en lyckad semester!: Semesterfirande svenskars preferenser år 1938-1959
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Economic History.
2011 (Swedish)Licentiate thesis, monograph (Other academic)Alternative title
It was a Great Vacation! : Preferences Among Swedish Holidaymakers 1938-1959 (English)
Abstract [en]

This licentiate thesis analyzes preferences among Swedish vacationers during the period of 1938-1959. The aim of the thesis is to closely examine these preferences in order to contribute to a more fully developed understanding of holiday-related consumption during the period. The thesis provides an in-depth analysis of the contents of the preferences and also analyzes the kind of consumption related to those preferences. The material on which this thesis is based consists of written recollections gathered from informants who, in response to a list of questions, described their own, past holiday experiences.

An important overall result is that holidaymakers desired change. Informants sought contrast to their everyday lives. The strong desire for change had an impact on all areas of holidaymaking. Informants believed that the best way to relax was through a complete break from their ordinary lives. They appreciated meeting new people, being in new places and seeing different natural surroundings than what they encountered on a daily basis. All this meant that they needed to go away. Consequently, travelling was highly appreciated by the informants.

The strong desire for change and the different expressions this took has not been fully understood before, nor has it been known that travelling was of such importance already at this time. That change and travel were such important aspects of holiday life provided strong incentives for consumption. A journey often required several modes of consumption, not only those that were directly travel-related. Travelling promoted consumption in a dynamic manner.

Abstract [sv]

Licentiatuppsatsen gäller semesterfirande svenskars preferenser år 1938-1959. Uppsatsens syfte är att närmare undersöka preferenserna för att på så sätt bidra till en mer ingående förståelse av periodens semesterrelaterade konsumtion. En fördjupad analys görs av preferensernas innehåll. Dessutom analyseras vilken typ av konsumtion som kan knytas till preferenserna. Som material används nedskrivet minnesmaterial där informanter, även kallade meddelare, som svar på en frågelista redogör för egna, tidigare semestrar.

Ett viktigt övergripande resultat är att semesterfirarna önskade omväxling. Det starka önskemålet om omväxling slog igenom på semesterns alla områden. Meddelarna ville ha kontrast till sina vardagliga liv. De menade vidare att de bäst fick vila genom att helt koppla av från sin vanliga vardag. De uppskattade att göra nya bekantskaper, att vistas på nya platser och i annan natur än den de såg till vardags. Allt detta innebar att de behövde åka iväg under semestern. Att resa var också mycket uppskattat bland informanterna.

Det starka önskemålet om omväxling och de uttryck detta tog sig har inte varit känt tidigare, inte heller att uppskattningen av att resa var så stark redan vid den här tiden. Att omväxling och resa uppfattades som så viktiga i semesterlivet gav dessutom starka incitament till konsumtion. En resa krävde oftast flera slag av konsumtion. Resandet uppmuntrade dessutom till andra former av konsumtion än de direkt reserelaterade. Det är tydligt att det fanns en konsumtionsfrämjande dynamik i resandet.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Ekonomisk-historiska institutionen, Stockholms universitet , 2011. , 158 p.
Keyword [en]
vacation, holiday, preferences, ekonomic history of Sweden, 1900s, consumption, consumer attitudes, tourism history
Keyword [sv]
semester, preferenser, ekonomisk historia, Sverige, 1900-talet, konsumtion, konsumenter – attityder, turismhistoria
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Economic History
Research subject
Economic History
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-63735OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-63735DiVA: diva2:452089
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2011-11-11, Södra huset A 900, Universitetsvägen 10 A, Stockholm, 10:00 (Swedish)
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Konsumtion och livsstilar i Sverige 1900-1965
Available from: 2011-10-31 Created: 2011-10-27 Last updated: 2011-10-31Bibliographically approved

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