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Lång, H., Mårald, E. & Nordlund, C. (2015). Making Wilderness: An inquiry into Stig Wesslén's Documentation and Representation of the Northern Swedish Landscape. Journal of Northern Studies, 9(2), 9-36
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Making Wilderness: An inquiry into Stig Wesslén's Documentation and Representation of the Northern Swedish Landscape
2015 (English)In: Journal of Northern Studies, ISSN 1654-5915, Vol. 9, no 2, p. 9-36Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The present article explores images of the Northern Swedish landscape, produced and mediated by Stig Wesslén (1902–1987) in the 1930s and 1940s. Trained as a forester, Wesslén gradually turned into a documentarist, focusing on the wilderness, notably big birds, predators and the mountain range in Lapland. Along with making a number of ambitious movies and embarking on intensive lecture tours, he was an active debater and writer and published six, richly illustrated books. These careers were interwoven, partly for practical reasons; income from lecturing and journalism financed his filmmaking and gave him time to write his books. It is argued in the article that Wesslén was driven by a strong feeling for wilderness and that he was against the way modern civilization exploited nature. The goal of his documentary work was ultimately to raise public awareness regarding the state of nature and he may thus be seen as a link between the preservationists of the early twentieth century and the environmentalists of the 1960s. In order to reveal the true essence of nature, Wesslén developed a “scientific” documentary technique, which he named “camera hunting.” The idea was to use the best camera equipment possible that would allow him to observe nature at a distance, not disturb the natural order of things, and present authentic images. Yet, as the article shows, Wesslén sometimes anthropomorphized the animals and also dramatized nature in many of his works.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Umeå: Kungl. Skytteanska Samfundet, 2015
Keywords
Stig Wesslén, nature documentary, wilderness, Lapland, critique of civilisation, "camera hunting"
National Category
History of Ideas
Research subject
History Of Sciences and Ideas
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-105117 (URN)
Available from: 2015-06-18 Created: 2015-06-18 Last updated: 2018-06-07Bibliographically approved
Egan Sjölander, A., Ekerholm, H., Eklöf, J., Lång, H., Mårald, E., Nordlund, C. & Sundin, B. (2014). Motorspriten kommer!: en historia om etanol och andra alternativa drivmedel. Möklinta: Gidlunds förlag
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Motorspriten kommer!: en historia om etanol och andra alternativa drivmedel
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2014 (Swedish)Book (Other academic)
Abstract [sv]

Motorspriten kommer! löd budskapet i början av 1900-talet. Liknande utfästelser om alternativa drivmedel har gång på gång hörts genom historien. Men de oljebaserade bränslena har behållit sitt grepp om transportsystemet, trots att de alltid ansetts problematiska. Varför?

Den här boken handlar om olika försök att utveckla och förverkliga alternativ till oljebaserade drivmedel i Sverige. Den spänner över ett drygt sekel, från slutet av 1800-talet och framåt, och behandlar bland annat sulfitsprit, syntetisk bensin, gengas, metanol och den första och andra generationens etanol. I fokus står motiven bakom dessa alternativ varför de har ansetts angelägna och önskvärda liksom de problem och strukturella hinder som de har mött och alltjämt fortsätter att möta. Boken ger historiska och medievetenskapliga perspektiv på de pågående försöken till en omställning på drivmedelsområdet och bidrar till kunskap av värde för såväl beslutsfattare som allmänhet.

Boken bygger på forskning som utfördes inom det tvärvetenskapliga projektet Framtidens drivmedel? Biobränslen i historisk och kulturell belysning. Den är skriven av samtliga forskare i projektet Annika Egan Sjölander, Helena Ekerholm, Jenny Eklöf, Erland Mårald, Christer Nordlund och Bosse Sundin i samarbete med Henrik Lång.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Möklinta: Gidlunds förlag, 2014. p. 184
Keywords
alternativa drivmedel, etanol, gengas, metanol, skifferolja, teknikhistoria, 1900-tal, 2000-tal, teknikpolitik, drivmedel, sociotekniska system, bensin, olja, kontrovers, teknikdebatt
National Category
History History of Technology History of Ideas Media and Communications
Research subject
History; History Of Sciences and Ideas; medie- och kommunikationsvetenskap
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-89940 (URN)9789178448975 (ISBN)
Projects
Fuel of the Future?
Funder
Swedish Research Council Formas
Available from: 2014-06-16 Created: 2014-06-16 Last updated: 2018-06-07Bibliographically approved
Nordlund, C. & Lång, H. (2010). Vildmarkens väktare: natursyn och civilisationskritik i Stig Wessléns författarskap (1ed.). In: Erland Mårald & Christer Nordlund (Ed.), Kamerajägaren: Stig Wessléns skildringar av naturen och det samiska (pp. 45-68). Umeå: Kungl. Skytteanska Samfundet
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Vildmarkens väktare: natursyn och civilisationskritik i Stig Wessléns författarskap
2010 (Swedish)In: Kamerajägaren: Stig Wessléns skildringar av naturen och det samiska / [ed] Erland Mårald & Christer Nordlund, Umeå: Kungl. Skytteanska Samfundet , 2010, 1, p. 45-68Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Umeå: Kungl. Skytteanska Samfundet, 2010 Edition: 1
Series
Kungl. Skytteanska samfundets handlingar: Acta Regiae Societatis Skytteanae, ISSN 0560-2416 ; 65
National Category
History of Ideas
Research subject
History Of Sciences and Ideas
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-43640 (URN)978-91-86438-39-5 (ISBN)
Available from: 2011-05-05 Created: 2011-05-05 Last updated: 2018-06-08Bibliographically approved
Lång, H. (2007). Drömmen om det ouppnåeliga: anarkistiska tankelinjer hos Hinke Bergegren, Gustaf Henriksson-Holmberg och Einar Håkansson. (Doctoral dissertation). Umeå: Institutionen för historiska studier, Umeå universitet
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Drömmen om det ouppnåeliga: anarkistiska tankelinjer hos Hinke Bergegren, Gustaf Henriksson-Holmberg och Einar Håkansson
2007 (Swedish)Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

The main purpose of this thesis is to analyze the political thought of Hinke Bergegren (1861-1936), Gustaf Henriksson-Holmberg (1864-1929) and Einar Håkansson (1883-1907), by focusing particularly on their articulation of anarchist ideas. The disseration follows these three Swedish left-wing thinkers closely, while specifically tracing ideological patterns in their published material, public discussions, speeches and other political activities. The study attempts to combine the perspective of intellectual biography with a contextualising approach on ideological analysis. Bergegren, Henriksson-Holmberg and Håkansson stand as illuminating examples of how anarchist ideas could take form at the advent of the twentieth century in Sweden. They were all connected to the working class movement, and participated actively in the public debate about anarchism and its various aspects. This larger political and cultural context is also presented, and put in relation to Bergegren's, Henriksson-Holmberg's and Håkanssons' actions and ideas. Thereby, the study examines certain lines of thought connected to the anarchist ideology, and at the same time find traits in the history of libertarian socialism in Sweden, as reflected in the ideas embraced by the three aforementioned historical actors. From the start Henrik "Hinke" Bergegren - the agitator, writer and journalist who is the principal character in the dissertations first major part - was highly controversial within the social democratic movement. From the early 1890's and up to his final exclusion from the Social Democratic Party in 1908, he was constantly being accused of leading and informal anarchist subdivision, which recommended acts of terror and strived for a social revolution. However, this study confronts and modifies that notion. It concludes that Hinke Bergegren's ideological position during the 1890's cannot be equaled to a clear anarchist conviction; rather, he criticized the party's strong focus on parliamentary tactics from a revolutionary socialist viewpoint. Einar Håkansson, on the other hand, based his critique of authorities, military power, parliamentary governance and private property upon anarchist principles. In several poems and short stories, Håkansson stated his anti-authoritarianism. He was also an early advocate for anarcho-syndicalism. Gustaf Henriksson-Holmberg, the anarchist theoretician, was always anxious to emphasize the importance of avoiding all forms of large-scale political and economical solutions. This position, along with a deep-rooted individualism and a willingness to integrate social theory and political propaganda, characterized Holmberg's political thought from the 1890's and onward. His antipathy against brutal revolutionary tendencies was as solid as his critique of ideological dogmatism. In conclusion, the anarchist lines of thought articulated by the three principal characters in the thesis intersects at several points. They all agreed that private property and capitalism must be abolished and replaced by voluntary forms of cooperation. Furthermore, they expressed a similar disbelief in parliamentary tactics, the military and party bureaucracy.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Umeå: Institutionen för historiska studier, Umeå universitet, 2007. p. 264
Series
Skrifter från institutionen för historiska studier, ISSN 1651-0046 ; 18
Keywords
History of science and ideas, anarchism, ungsocialism, anti-authoritarianism, working-class movement, ideology, political history, violent tactics, history of social democracy, freethinkers, 19th century Sweden, Idé- och lärdomshistoria
National Category
History of Ideas
Research subject
History Of Sciences and Ideas
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-1365 (URN)978-91-7264-402-1 (ISBN)
Public defence
2007-10-13, Hörsal G, Humanisthuset, 901 87, Umeå, 10:15
Opponent
Supervisors
Available from: 2007-09-24 Created: 2007-09-24 Last updated: 2018-06-09Bibliographically approved
Lång, H. (2006). Bombkastare och esteter under svarta fanor: om anarkistiska idéer i sekelskiftets Paris. In: Erland Mårald & Christer Nordlund (Ed.), Topos: essäer om tänkvärda platser och platsbundna tankar (pp. 183-201). Stockholm: Carlsson Bokförlag
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Bombkastare och esteter under svarta fanor: om anarkistiska idéer i sekelskiftets Paris
2006 (Swedish)In: Topos: essäer om tänkvärda platser och platsbundna tankar / [ed] Erland Mårald & Christer Nordlund, Stockholm: Carlsson Bokförlag, 2006, p. 183-201Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Carlsson Bokförlag, 2006
National Category
History of Ideas
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-17387 (URN)91-7331-005-0 (ISBN)
Available from: 2007-04-16 Created: 2007-04-16 Last updated: 2018-06-09Bibliographically approved
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