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Barn till beskådan: Familj, välfärdsstat och nation i fototävlingar och fotoböcker 1930-1944
Linköping University, Department of Thematic Studies, Department of Child Studies. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
2017 (Swedish)Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
Abstract [sv]

I fokus för den här avhandlingen står åskådningskulturen under 1930- och 40-talen, närmare bestämt fototävlingar och fotoböcker med bilder på barn som bärande element. Den här studien granskar hur fototävlingar och fotoböcker var en del i förhandlingen om välfärdens organisering rörande barn och familj. I studien undersöks hur familj, välfärdsstat och nation konstruerades genom representationer av barn, vilka budskap som därigenom etablerades och vilka politiska visioner som kommunicerades. Analyser av bilder och texter visar att fototävlingar och fotoböcker presenterade ett enhetligt budskap om att det behövdes fler och bättre barn, men också hur fototävlingar och fotoböcker förmedlade skilda visioner om hur detta skulle uppnås. Studien bidrar till att synliggöra hur användbara representationer av barn var i bygget av välfärden. De hade potential att förmedla både skilda och gemensamma visioner om välfärdssamhället.

Abstract [en]

This dissertation focusses on the culture of visual display during the 1930s and 1940s, more specifically photo contests and photo books based on photographs of children. The overall purpose of this investigation has been to study how photo contests and photo books have been a part of the negotiation of the organization of welfare for children and the family. It examines how the family, the welfare state and the nation were constructed by means of representations of children, the messages that were thus established, and the political visions that were communicated. Analyses of images and texts show that photo contests and photo books presented a unified message which said that more and better children were needed, but also how photo contests and photo books communicated disparate visions of how this goal should be reached. The study highlights how useful representations of children were in the construction of welfare. They had the potential to communicate both different visions and a shared vision of the welfare society.

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Linköping: Linköping University Electronic Press, 2017. , 293 p.
Series
Linköping Studies in Arts and Science, ISSN 0282-9800 ; 713
Keyword [en]
Culture of visual display, image, representation, photo contests, photo books, children, childhood, Better Baby Contest, parenting, Welfare State, experts, nation, Sweden, Swedishness
Keyword [sv]
åskådningskultur, bild, representation, fototävling, fotobok, barn, barndom, A-barnstävling, familj, föräldraskap, välfärdsstat, professionella, nation, svenskhet
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Applied Psychology Social Sciences Interdisciplinary General Language Studies and Linguistics
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URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-136461ISBN: 9789176855508 (print)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-136461DiVA: diva2:1088074
Public defence
2017-04-28, TEMCAS, T-huset, Campus Valla, Linköping, 13:15 (Swedish)
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Available from: 2017-04-11 Created: 2017-04-11 Last updated: 2017-04-11Bibliographically approved

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