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Du tar väl inget på min mark: Om maktstrukturen i en ångermanländsk kustby
Södertörn University, School of Historical and Contemporary Studies.
2015 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This paper deals with the problem of power relations in a small cost village in the county of Ångermanland in Sweden. I have investigated how these power structures have changed in three stages. The land owners, though having had only very small farms, had an advantage to the crofters and fishermen, as they owned the land, where the crofters lived, and the fishery rights. During the famine years of 1860 this advantage became stronger as the farmers had the possibility to get relief in form of grain and cheap manpower. The fishermen and crofters could not get any relief as they did not have any real security. The second stage came around 1910 when the crofters/fishermen where able to buy the land they had broken up and by that became less dependent of the farmers. The third stage came around 1950, with a new fishing law, which gave all Swedish citizens access to the fishing along the cost. The farmers lost their advantage over fishing. During the same period no one of the young generation wanted to stay farming. The land owners’ old status was broken.

I have showed that a single woman could support a family of seven children and a sick husband by fishing. A single man could not handle without the support of a woman as he never dealt with household work or cattle.

I have worked in an intersectional manner using a gender perspective.

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2015. , 39 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-30359OAI: diva2:938672
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Humanities, Theology
Available from: 2016-06-17 Created: 2016-06-17 Last updated: 2016-06-17Bibliographically approved

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