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  • 1.
    Aléx, Peder
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts.
    Begär eller hushållning: Om behovets historia2001In: Förbjudna njutningar: Spår från konsumtionskulturens historia i Sverige / [ed] Peder Aléx & Johan Söderberg, Stockholm: Podium , 2001, p. 37-69Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 2.
    Aléx, Peder
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts.
    De osynliga intellektuella: Exemplet Gertrud Bergström1995In: Obemärkta: Det dagliga livets idéhistoria / [ed] Ronny Ambjörnsson och Sverker Sörlin, Stockholm: Carlsson Bokförlag, 1995, p. 199-224Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 3.
    Aléx, Peder
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of historical, philosophical and religious studies.
    Den rationella konsumenten: KF som folkuppfostrare 1899-19391994Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    This study deals with the consumer co-operative in Sweden, specifically The Co-operative Union and Wholesale Society and the ideas that were developed within and disseminated by this organization between the years 1899 and 1939. The main theories used in the dissertation are Max Weber’s ideal-type and Norbert Elias’ civilization process.

    Initially, the dissertation describes the roots of the co-operative movement in Sweden and subsequently, the informal program and the organization of The Co-operative Union, formed in 1899.

    From the very beginning the co-operative union fiercly attacked consumer credit. The consumer (it was often a women that was implied) would learn how to control impulses and passions and never allow her instincts to influence a decision when making a purchase. Here, the co-operative connected with economic theories that put consumption above production. Through the co-operative, every authentic need could be met through the supply of real goods. Certain products, false and/or bad, were to be avoided. The consumer should continuously debate good taste, i.e. simple, practical and beautiful goods, which answered genuine needs in society. Through debate and discussion in the public arena, insight would be gained into utility and correct aesthetics. The discussion about “natural needs” included campaigns for nutritious food and functional shops and houses. Beside this campaign in study circle activities and co-operative newspapers, the mind of the reader.

    Study circles and newspaper articles directed a challenge to the woman to not only be “the woman with the basket” but also to be more efficient, i.e. planning her time in a spirit of Taylorism. This demanded both discipline and rationality in order to avoid credit, but also calmness, peace of mind and responsibility for more than just oneself. In the late 1930s she was supposed to be economist, nutrition expert, cook, cleaner, psychologist and child-raiser, all at the same time. All these were seen as factors that were a part of being a rational consumer.

  • 4.
    Aléx, Peder
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of historical, philosophical and religious studies.
    Från Konsumentbladet till moderna VI1993In: Presshistorisk årsbok, Stockholm: Föreningen Pressarkivets vänner , 1993, p. 116-132Chapter in book (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 5.
    Aléx, Peder
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts.
    Gränsöverskridande samarbete: Herman Stolpe och konsumentkooperationen2008In: Mångsysslare och gränsöverskridare: 13 uppsatser i idéhistoria / [ed] Bosse Sundin & Maria Göransdotter, Umeå: Umeå universitet , 2008, p. ?-Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 6.
    Aléx, Peder
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts.
    KF en folkrörelse med ideal2000In: Sverige 1900-talet / [ed] Stefan Westander, Susan Båge, Johan Tufvesson, Bolla dölling, Dan Jansson, Arne Järtelius, Kristin Rosenberg, Höganäs: Bra Böcker , 2000, p. 88-93Chapter in book (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 7.
    Aléx, Peder
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts.
    Konsumera rätt - ett svensk ideal: behov, hushållning och konsumtion2003Book (Refereed)
  • 8.
    Aléx, Peder
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of historical, philosophical and religious studies.
    Konsumera rätt: om ett svensk medborgarideal2001In: Tvärsnitt, ISSN 0348-7997, no 3Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
    Abstract [sv]

    I Sverige har vi betonat vikten av att hushålla och spara. Varje samhälle har regler, som föreskriver hur vi skall bete oss som samhällsmedborgare. Men de reglerna stannar inte vid det privata hemmets dörr. Också hemmets behov har definierats enligt normer om "rätt" och "fel". Det blir alldeles tydligt om vi som här studerar svensk konsumentupplysning, skolverksamhet i hemekonomi och organisationer som KF och Svenska Slöjdföreningen. Konsumera rätt, och ha rätt behov.

  • 9.
    Aléx, Peder
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts.
    Kooperationen som folkbildare1990In: Tiden, ISSN 0040-6759, Vol. 7, p. 419-427Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 10.
    Aléx, Peder
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts.
    Kvinnan med korgen: Hemarbete och konsumentmakt1995In: Kooperativ årsbok 1996 / [ed] Aléx et al, Stockholm: Föreningen Kooperativa Studier , 1995, p. 55-69Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 11.
    Aléx, Peder
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts.
    Samarbetet reser vidare2001In: Reseberättelser: Idéhistoriska resor i sociala och geografiska rum / [ed] Lena Eskilsson och Mohammad Fazlhashemi, Stockholm: Carlsson Bokförlag, 2001, p. 95-108Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 12.
    Aléx, Peder
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts.
    Skolkökslärarinnorna och kunskapen om hemmet2002In: Sekelskiftets utmaningar: Essäer om välfärd, utbildning och nationell identitet vid sekelskiftet 1900 / [ed] Ann-Katrin Hattje, Stockholm: Carlsson Bokförlag, 2002, p. 127-156Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 13.
    Aléx, Peder
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts.
    Spara och Slösa – svensk 1900-talskonsumtion2001In: Efter arbetet: Studier av svensk fritid / [ed] Peder Aléx och Jonny Hjelm, Lund: Studentlitteratur , 2001, p. 120-141Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 14.
    Aléx, Peder
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts.
    Sparsamhetsnorm biter inte på dagens svenskar.2007In: Konsumera mera: dyrköpt lycka / [ed] Birgitta Johansson, Formas , 2007Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 15.
    Aléx, Peder
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts.
    Swedish Consumer Cooperation as an Educational Endeavor1999In: Consumers against Capitalism?: Consumer Cooperation in Europé, North America and Japan, 1840-1990 / [ed] Ellen Furlough & Carl Strikwerda, Lanham, Maryland: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers Inc , 1999Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 16.
    Aléx, Peder
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of historical, philosophical and religious studies.
    The Swedish craving: centuries of luxury consumption2017In: Historisk Tidskrift (S), ISSN 0345-469X, Vol. 137, no 2, p. 327-329Article, book review (Other academic)
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