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Flit, fylleri och förbundsstatspotential: En undersökning av den nyzeeländska Sverigebilden i samband med skandinaviska emigranters ankomst till Wellington år 1871
Dalarna University, School of Education and Humanities, History.
2013 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This Bachelor’s thesis elucidates the subject of Swedish migration to New Zealand in 1871. Drawing on the work of Anthony Grigg, who has assessed the public opinions regarding the arrival of Scandinavians in 1871-1876, this study aims to highlight the image of Sweden and Swedes conveyed in New Zealand at this time. Through a hermeneutic engagement with newspapers of the day, it is concluded that Swedes in general were being portrayed as industrious, thrifty and well suited for the forestry labour expected of them. It is also shown, however, that Swedes and Sweden to a limited extent were being associated with notorious drinking habits and inferior intellectual abilities. Furthermore, the study highlights what appears to have been a medial difficulty to differentiate between Swedes and Norwegians.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. , 41 p.
Keyword [sv]
Sverigebild, Sverigebilder, emigration, emigrationshistoria, utvandring
National Category
Humanities History
URN: urn:nbn:se:du-12896OAI: diva2:645096
Available from: 2013-09-03 Created: 2013-09-03 Last updated: 2013-11-15Bibliographically approved

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