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Plats önskas av flicka som vill vara obemärkt: En analys av lokala tidningsannonser i Växjö till och från ogifta, gravida kvinnor 1910-1938
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences.
2016 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Accommodation wanted by girl, who wishes to be unnoticed : An analysis of local newspaper advertisements in Växjö, Sweden, to and from unmarried, pregnant women between 1910-1938 (English)
Abstract [en]

Marrige has historically been seen as the norm of coexistance between men and women. In all times, regardless of this norm, unmarried women have gotten pregnant. Societies have delt with the situation of unmarried, pregnant women in different ways in different time periods. In Sweden in the beginning of the 1900 hundreds unmarried, pregnant women often advertised in the papers for a place to stay during their pregnancy. Advertised in the papers, at the same time, did also people who provided places were the women could stay. The pupose of this essay is to investigate the advertisements to and from unmarred, pregnant women and to analyse what they can tell us about their situation in Sweden between 1910-1938. I have also, partly, looked upon advertisements were fostercare is needed for the children of the unmarried women. Through my invetsigation I also came across paragraphs in the papers concerning unmarried women, which also have been anlysed and is discussed in the essay. The result shows that unmarried women were referred to as unknown and unnoticed in the advertisements. Special names were also used when reffering to the illegitimate children of the women. Using special namnes to distinguish women and children are discussed in the analysis by the help of Foucaults theory about discourses. Previous research about advertisements to and from unmarried women have been carried through by a student called Lena Wängelin. She investiagated advertisements to and from unmarried, pregnant women during the 20th century in womens magazines and nationwide papers. Lena Wängelins results has in many ways been compared to my own results, together with what other scientists have written about unmarried women and illigetimate children in the past.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. , 44 p.
Keyword [en]
unmarried, pregnant, woman, 20th century, unnnoticed, unknown, illegitimate, child, advertisement, gender
Keyword [sv]
ogift, gravid, kvinna, 1900-tal, obemärkt, okänd, utomäktenskaplig, barn, annonsör, genus
National Category
History and Archaeology
URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-49553OAI: diva2:900456
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Educational program
Language, Culture and Communication Programme, 180 credits
Available from: 2016-02-08 Created: 2016-02-04 Last updated: 2016-02-08Bibliographically approved

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