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Ge igen med samma mynt: Ekonomiska och sociala relationer i Sundborns socken i Dalarna 1820–1849
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social and Economic Geography.
2016 (Swedish)Licentiate thesis, monograph (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

The aim of this thesis is to visualize and explain how people’s economic and social relations were connected in the parish of Sundborn, in the south east of Dalarna, in the period 1820-1849. The study is based on records of claims and debts in inventories and parish registers, which enable reconstruction of the private local credit market. The study shows that the majority in the economic network lived in Sundborn, and that while few people had formal loans at the institutional credit market, many had loans by trust at the private local credit market. Also, while few people were lenders, almost everyone was a borrower. The most common credit relationship was between people who lived near one another, and people who lived near one another or were related received a higher average credit. The private local credit market consisted primarily of men. These results have been interpreted with the use of social network theory, it being shown that people depended on their social network to obtain the necessary credit. In creating an economic network graph, I show that households in the parish of Sundborn were interconnected by debt relations. By using this method, it is possible to identify significant persons and potential parish bankers. Through combining the network graph with a landscape map, I show connections between the settlement, the assets, economic relations, centrality and the long valley of Sundborn river. The study opens up possibilities for further development of the same method to visualize historic data and relate it to the landscape, with a view to generating new related questions and spatial analyses.

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Uppsala: Uppsala universitet, Kulturgeografiska institutionen , 2016. , 118 p.
, Forskarskolan i Geografi, 12
Keyword [en]
Sundborn, Dalarna, inventory, parish register, private local credit market, claim, debt, economic network, lender, borrower, social network theory, social network, credit, graph theory, household, parish banker, spatial analyses
Keyword [sv]
Sundborn, Dalarna, Kopparbergs län, bouppteckning, kyrkoarkiv, privat lokal kreditmarknad, fordring, skuld, ekonomiskt nätverk, fordringsägare, gäldenär, social nätverksteori, socialt nätverk, kredit, grafteori, hushåll, sockenbankir, rumslig analys, 1800-talet
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Social and Economic Geography
Research subject
Geography; Social and Economic Geography
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-281170ISBN: 978-91-506-2538-7OAI: diva2:913260
2016-05-13, Hörsal 1, Ekonomikum, Kyrkogårdsgatan 10, Uppsala, 10:00 (Swedish)
Available from: 2016-04-07 Created: 2016-03-19 Last updated: 2016-04-07Bibliographically approved

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