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Vilddjuret sliter sig: En studie i etablissemangets och vänsterns attityder kring politiskt våld i en svensk småstad 1925.
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences.
2014 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
The wild beasts breaks its chains : A study of the establishment, and the left wing's, attitudes towards the political violence in a small town in Sweden, 1925. (English)
Abstract [en]

In this Bachelor thesis I am going to look at attitudes towards political violence in a small town in Sweden in the 1920s. The town I have picked for this study is Kalmar situated on the east coast of Sweden. This study is a micro historic case study. The specific case is a strike at the city’s water and gas plants for higher salary. To see these attitudes in Kalmar, I have to ask myself these questions: Which are the establishment’s attitudes towards political violence in a small town in Sweden in the 1920’s? How does the working class movement, the work union and the social democratic party’s attitudes look like in a small town in Sweden in the 1920’s? The answer I got is that the establishment had a direct negative attitude towards the political violence at the gas plant in Kalmar. The working class and the unions and Social democratic party had a different attitude. They distanced themselves from the violence, but they showed sympathy for the person who got punished for the violence.

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2014. , 58 p.
Keyword [en]
Political, Violence, Attitudes, Kalmar.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-33992OAI: diva2:713952
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Teacher Education Programme for Upper Secondary School, 300/330 credits
Available from: 2014-05-19 Created: 2014-04-24 Last updated: 2014-05-19Bibliographically approved

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