Tillsammans Upp till Kamp: Representation och reproduktion av 1970-talet i mini-serien Upp till Kamp och filmen Tillsammans
Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
The 1960s was the stage for a global changes and the uprising of social movements. The world changed it´s form when the older generation was approach was set against the younger generation. The memories of the 1960s and 1970s are still present like a shadow in the Swedish society and in our culture. This period had the whole world on it´s toes and it took years before the political and civil unrest settled.
This study is an examination of the tv-serie Upp till Kamp (2007) and the film Tillsammans (2000), where the principal purpose is to examine and compare their representation of the use of history. The first part is looking at how both of the mediums are reconstructing the Swedish national narrative of the 1970s. And the second part is trying to put the films into a context by illustrating the contradicting attributes of how their societies are portrayed in these two films. These contradictions are based on four themes that is found in both of the movies; gender, generation, class and social movements.
The conclusion of the study shows that the two films are creating two different pictures of the 1970s Swedish society. Upp till Kamp are reconstructing the most common perspective in Swedish history; the male perspective. Where as Tillsammans illustrate the women’s everyday life and the social struggle, and it even shows the children’s perspective.
The comparison between how the two films use the four different themes was helpful in highlighting what type of narrative the two filmmakers chose for their view of the 1970s in Sweden, and what they chose to leave out. Which leads to a discussion about how film as a medium is a great tool for mediating history, but also due to the constant reproduction of the same type of narratives. And this shows why films that reconstruct history needs to be questioned, because other important narratives might be left out.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. , 58 p.
historia, populärkultur, 1970-talet, Upp till Kamp, Tillsammans
Humanities History and Archaeology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-30899OAI: oai:DiVA.org:sh-30899DiVA: diva2:973806
Subject / course
Blomberg, Eva, Professor
Hedén, Anne, Högskolelektor