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Råd i radion: Modernisering, allmänhet och expertis 1939-1968
Linköping University, Department of Thematic Studies, Technology and Social Change. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
2007 (Swedish)Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)Alternative title
Advice on the Radio : Modernization, the Public and the Experts 1939-1968 (English)
Abstract [en]

This dissertation deals with two series of radio programmes where listeners’ social and personal questions were answered on the air, broadcasted between 1939 and 1968. This is the period in Swedish history which is usually called the era of the folkhem (“The people’s home”) when social reforms, cultural radicalism and social planning – modernization in the cultural, political and material senses – became a broad project and ideology.

The aim of the dissertation is to study how, and on basis of what interests and expectations, these series of programmes were used by the public and by the advisers, as well as to analyse the ideals, norms and visions expressed in programmes and in letters from listeners. Original letters and programmes are analysed both in relation to each other and within broader contexts.

The book is organized chronologically and divided into two parts. The first part is centred on the series of programmes, Vart skall jag vända mig? [Where shall I turn?] (1939-1956), and the second part is centred on Människor emellan [Just between us] (1956-1968). The dissertation shows that these series of programmes served several functions from the public’s point of view. They were seen as ways to obtain neutral information, to get advice concerning sensitive questions and to put forward critical comments about society, legislation and institutions. By the advisers the series of programmes were used for the implementation of ideals and values in accordance with modern project – the ideology of the folkhem, the social reforms and the cultural radical ideas.

Abstract [sv]

Denna avhandling handlar om radioprogram där sociala och personliga lyssnarfrågor besvarats i etern. I undersökningen studeras två serier som sändes under åren 1939–1968. Syftet är att utifrån brev och program undersöka hur dessa så kallade brevlådeprogram användes av de personer som skrev till radion för att få sociala upplysningar eller råd om mer eller mindre intima samlevnadsproblem samt hur programmen användes av de redaktörer som besvarade allmänhetens frågor. I avhandlingen analyseras de olika berättelser om medborgare, samhälle och institutioner som framfördes i brev respektive program, samt de verklighetsbeskrivningar, ideal, normer och värderingar som fick företräde i offentligheten. Utifrån analyser av hur brevens skildringar hanterades av redaktörerna och vad som blev de offentligt vägledande berättelserna, diskuteras frågor om styrning, disciplinering, frigörelse, medborgarmobilisering och fostran. Detta var en tid då det moderna och moderniseringen blev en ledande ideologi och på bred front ett samhällsgenomgripande projekt med folkhemsbygge och kulturradikala idéer. I avhandlingen analyseras brevlådorna som delar av dessa moderniseringssträvanden. Undersökningen visar på vilket sätt brevlådornas upplysning och rådgivning kan tolkas inom ramen för tidens sociala propaganda och implementering av vad som framställdes som moderna ideal, attityder och värderingar.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Carlsson Bokförlag, 2007. , 387 p.
Series
Linköping Studies in Arts and Science, ISSN 0282-9800 ; 382
Keyword [en]
Radio, Sweden, 20th Century history, modernization, folkhem, the people’s home, the Swedish Welfare State, cultural radicalism, public information, advice, letters, listeners, expert, social reforms, public education, social political propaganda, public opinion
Keyword [sv]
Radio, Sverige, historia, 1900-tal, modernisering, folkhem, välfärdsstat, kulturradikalism, upplysning, rådgivning, brev, brevlåda, lyssnare, expert, expertis, socialpolitik, social propaganda, medborgarfostran, allmänhet, opinionsbildning
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Media and Communications
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URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-11218ISBN: 9789173310765 (print)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-11218DiVA: diva2:17627
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2007-03-30, Hörsal Max Planck, Fysikhuset, Campus Valla, Linköpings universitet, Linköping, 13:15 (English)
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Available from: 2008-03-07 Created: 2008-03-07 Last updated: 2017-11-21Bibliographically approved

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