umu.sePublications
Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
Ett år med Ester: en mikrohistorisk undersökning av det sociala nätverket och känslolivet hos en småskollärare vid sekelskiftet 1900
Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of historical, philosophical and religious studies. Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Umeå Centre for Gender Studies (UCGS). (History and Education)ORCID iD: 0000-0002-0180-5762
2017 (Swedish)In: Historisk Tidskrift (S), ISSN 0345-469X, Vol. 137, no 3, p. 379-410Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [sv]

Med en mikrohistorisk ansats undersöks småskolläraren Ester Vikströms dagbok 1901–1902. Studien fokuserar på Esters vardag i det offentliga och privata rummet utifrån hennes sociala nätverk och känsloliv. Analysen visar att Ester hade ett stort nätverk och utbyte med många aktörer från olika samhällsskikt. Dagboken utgjorde samtidigt ett privat rum där hon kunde återge händelser och känslor om än inte alltid i klartext.

Abstract [en]

At the dawn of the twentieth century (1901–1902), the nineteen-year-old junior school teacher Ester Vikström kept a diary. Ester worked in a small coastal village in northern Sweden where she was the only teacher. Through a microhistorical approach this study aims to explore the public and private life of Ester by focusing on her social networks and emotional life. The study uses female agency, a life course approach and concepts from the history of emotions to analyze her diary. The main findings show that Ester was very active in the local community and had a broad social network, which included social ties on many different levels in the social hierarchy. Ester had her closest friends among sea captains’ wives, maidservants and a dock workers family, where she met her future husband. However, Ester was also a friend of the most prominent persons in the community, the doctor and the priest. Her everyday life in the village included involvement with numerous associations such as the home sewing association, the temperance movement and a choral society. In the diary Ester shared much of her emotional life by recounting her experiences and thoughts, which were characterized by a wide spectrum of different emotions: Esters physical and psychological status, her thoughts and empathy in the case of accidents or diseases, the interaction with her students etc. One category of emotions and thoughts is distinguished from the others, the relationship to her fiancée and future husband Emil. This can be seen in Ester’s diary because she uses cipher when she writes about her feelings for Emil. The concluding remarks of this study argue that Ester made use of her agency to integrate in the local community. The diary reveals an intriguing and eventful phase in her life course during her pathway to adulthood. Her custom to use cipher when writing about her deepest and most personal emotions can be viewed as a way to write about something that was not really accepted by the predominant “emotional regime” in the village.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Svenska Historiska Föreningen, 2017. Vol. 137, no 3, p. 379-410
Keywords [en]
Sweden, 20th century, microhistory, female agency, junior school teacher, social networks, emotional life, rural schools
Keywords [sv]
1900-tal, mikrohistoria, småskollärare, dagbok, sociala nätverk, känsloliv, landsbygd, kvinnligt aktörskap, kvinnlig agens, småskola
National Category
History
Research subject
history of education; History
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-139637OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-139637DiVA, id: diva2:1142517
Available from: 2017-09-19 Created: 2017-09-19 Last updated: 2018-06-09Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

fulltext(1269 kB)13 downloads
File information
File name FULLTEXT01.pdfFile size 1269 kBChecksum SHA-512
c37c01603a1dfc0cd48fa954d233d18a5fac24c5b195a6f9c47fe9259a5609c689ddf165d733be3cde8a3ca9fcd3607f313007d6e86c5a951303834514212918
Type fulltextMimetype application/pdf

Other links

URL

Authority records BETA

Marklund, Emil

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Marklund, Emil
By organisation
Department of historical, philosophical and religious studiesUmeå Centre for Gender Studies (UCGS)
In the same journal
Historisk Tidskrift (S)
History

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar
Total: 13 downloads
The number of downloads is the sum of all downloads of full texts. It may include eg previous versions that are now no longer available

urn-nbn

Altmetric score

urn-nbn
Total: 244 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf