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Ericsson, M. & Nyzell, S. (2023). Anti-Strikebreaker Protests and Collective Violence in Sweden, 1918–1939. In: Jesper Jørgensen; Flemming Mikkelsen (Ed.), Trade Union Activism in the Nordic Countries since 1900: (pp. 111-132). Palgrave Macmillan
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Anti-Strikebreaker Protests and Collective Violence in Sweden, 1918–1939
2023 (English)In: Trade Union Activism in the Nordic Countries since 1900 / [ed] Jesper Jørgensen; Flemming Mikkelsen, Palgrave Macmillan, 2023, p. 111-132Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

On May 14, 1931, Swedish military forces opened fire and killed four striking pulp factory workers and one bystander during a demonstration in the municipality of Lunde, in the Ådalen district outside of Kramfors in northern Sweden. The killings sent shock waves through the Swedish labor movement and significantly contributed to the Social democratic win in the general elections the next year.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Palgrave Macmillan, 2023
Series
Palgrave Studies in the History of Social Movements, ISSN 2634-6559, E-ISSN 2634-6567
National Category
History
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-62938 (URN)10.1007/978-3-031-08987-9_6 (DOI)2-s2.0-85153085784 (Scopus ID)978-3-031-08986-2 (ISBN)978-3-031-08987-9 (ISBN)
Available from: 2023-10-04 Created: 2023-10-04 Last updated: 2023-12-12Bibliographically approved
Nyzell, S. (2023). Söderman, Harry. In: Åsa Karlsson (Ed.), Svenskt biografiskt lexikon 173 Söderberg-Södersten: . Svenskt biografiskt lexikon
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Söderman, Harry
2023 (Swedish)In: Svenskt biografiskt lexikon 173 Söderberg-Södersten / [ed] Åsa Karlsson, Svenskt biografiskt lexikon , 2023Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Svenskt biografiskt lexikon, 2023
National Category
History
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-63590 (URN)
Note

SBL är ett alfabetiskt verk och har kommit fram till bokstaven S. När projektet är slutfört beräknas det bestå av 38 band vilket gör SBL till det största uppslagsverket Norden efter Svenska Akademiens ordbok. I SBL finns utförliga biografier över personer och släkter som gjort sig bemärkta inom samhällets alla områden. Författarna till artiklarna är alla framstående experter inom sina respektive områden.

Available from: 2023-11-10 Created: 2023-11-10 Last updated: 2023-11-10Bibliographically approved
Ellis Nilsson, S. & Nyzell, S. (2021). Scandia introducerar: (Åter)skapad vikingatid. Scandia, 87(2), 245-268
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Scandia introducerar: (Åter)skapad vikingatid
2021 (Swedish)In: Scandia, ISSN 0036-5483, Vol. 87, no 2, p. 245-268Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [sv]

Den föreställde vikingen återfinns således i alltifrån blodigaste allvar till lättsammaste nöje. Syftet med denna artikel är att introducera läsaren till forskningen om de många olika sätt på vilka vikingen och vikingatiden uttolkats och använts, från 1800-talet fram till 2000-talet. Det är forskning som återfinns i skärningspunkten mellan två internationella fält på starkframmarsch i det tidiga 2000-talet: medievalism studies samt reenactment studies. Det handlar om hur vikingen och vikingatiden skapats och återskapats i en postmedeltida era. 

Abstract [en]

Scandia introducerar: (Re-)Creation of the Viking Age

The imagined ”Viking” can be found in contexts from the serious to the absurd. The concept has even become almost global in scope. In order to introduce this multifaceted phenomenon, this article presents research on and investigates the many ways in which the ”Viking” and the Viking Age have been interpreted and used from the 19th century to the present day. It presents the different definitions inherent in the concept of ”Viking”, from representing a warrior to referring to the inhabitants of Scandinavia who migrated to areas to the north, west, south and east. The article then delves into two growing international fields of research: medievalism studies and re-enactment studies. In doing so, the article discusses how the Viking and the Viking Age have been created and re-created throughout this period. It shows the links between the study of medievalism and how re-creating and activating the Viking Age fits into this area. Many different interest groups invoke the past in their efforts to justify actions or find answers to present-day circumstances. The Viking Age is no exception, and these groups include both extremists and those simply interested in history. The article also discusses the link between the Viking Age and the rise of the fantasy genre before exploring how re-enactment groups approach the Viking Age. This involves both re-creating objects (clothes, personal items, weapons, etc.) as well as re-enacting scenes from the past, such as battles or domestic tasks. Questions on the importance of authenticity are raised throughout the article, and connected to this aspect, the relationship between experimental archaeology and the re-creation of objects is addressed. Viking Age re-enactment officially organized by cultural heritage institutions or larger groups is presented, as well as a discussion of what exists at the grassroots level. The article also presents an overview of the challenges facing Viking re-enactment groups in terms of available sources, racism and sexism. The article concludes with a discussion on the positive impact of re-enactment and its place in the interpretation of the Viking Age. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stiftelsen Scandia, 2021
Keywords
vikings, Viking Age, medievalism, mythopoesis, re-enactment, vikingar, vikingatiden, medievalism, mytopoesi, återskapande
National Category
History and Archaeology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-56661 (URN)10.47868/scandia.v87i2.23701 (DOI)000746616400007 ()
Available from: 2022-12-14 Created: 2022-12-14 Last updated: 2023-04-13Bibliographically approved
Nyzell, S. & Lindholm, S. (Eds.). (2020). Människor, mening och motstånd: En vänbok till professor Mats Greiff (1ed.). Malmö: Malmö universitet & Big Bad Books
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Människor, mening och motstånd: En vänbok till professor Mats Greiff
2020 (Swedish)Collection (editor) (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Malmö: Malmö universitet & Big Bad Books, 2020. p. 433 Edition: 1
Series
Skrifter med historiska perspektiv, ISSN 1652-2761 ; 24
Keywords
vänbok, Mats Greiff, motstånd
National Category
History
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-40856 (URN)10.24834/isbn.978-91-7877-114-1 (DOI)978-91-7877-113-4 (ISBN)978-91-7877-114-1 (ISBN)
Available from: 2021-02-24 Created: 2021-02-24 Last updated: 2023-07-04Bibliographically approved
Mikkelsen, F. & Nyzell, S. (2018). A Comparative Perspective on Popular Struggle and Democracy in Scandinavia. In: Stefan Nyzell, Flemming Mikkelsen, Knut Kjeldstadli (Ed.), Stefan Nyzell, Flemming Mikkelsen, Knut Kjeldstadli (Ed.), Popular Struggle and Democracy in Scandinavia: 1700 to the Present (pp. 435-457). Palgrave Macmillan
Open this publication in new window or tab >>A Comparative Perspective on Popular Struggle and Democracy in Scandinavia
2018 (English)In: Popular Struggle and Democracy in Scandinavia: 1700 to the Present / [ed] Stefan Nyzell, Flemming Mikkelsen, Knut Kjeldstadli, Palgrave Macmillan, 2018, p. 435-457Chapter in book (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

In this final chapter Mikkelsen and Nyzell summarize and compare the development of popular struggle in Denmark, Norway and Sweden from 1700–2015. In the introduction of this book we claimed that collective violence was less common in Scandinavia as compared to many other European countries, but we also argued that the development towards democracy was any less conflictual and characterized by extensive mass mobilization of ordinary people. The high mobilization level, that is, the ability to gather people in large formations and press for reforms in a contentious but still relatively peaceful way, was a crucial factor. Denmark, Norway and Sweden were early to foster political movements in the form of liberal movements, rural movements, labour movements, business organizations and dense civil societies that gradually pressured the governments to introduce political, social and civil reforms. These reforms contributed to balancing the opposing interests and identities and to integrating large parts of the population in the governance of the country.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Palgrave Macmillan, 2018
Series
Palgrave Studies in European Political Sociology
Keywords
democracy, contention, contentious politics, political culture, popular struggle
National Category
Humanities and the Arts
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-9629 (URN)10.1057/978-1-137-57855-6_14 (DOI)27205 (Local ID)978-1-137-57855-6 (ISBN)27205 (Archive number)27205 (OAI)
Available from: 2020-02-28 Created: 2020-02-28 Last updated: 2023-07-04Bibliographically approved
Nyzell, S. (2018). Hungerupploppet återbesökt: E.P. Thompson, Rolf Karlbom och den moraliska ekonomin i engelskt 1700- och svenskt 1800-tal (ed.). In: Victor Lundberg, Cecilia Riving (Ed.), Victor Lundberg, Cecilia Riving (Ed.), Mellan Malmö och Minneapolis: kulturhistoriska undersökningar tillägnade Lars Edgren. : Arkiv förlag/A-Z förlag
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Hungerupploppet återbesökt: E.P. Thompson, Rolf Karlbom och den moraliska ekonomin i engelskt 1700- och svenskt 1800-tal
2018 (Swedish)In: Mellan Malmö och Minneapolis: kulturhistoriska undersökningar tillägnade Lars Edgren / [ed] Victor Lundberg, Cecilia Riving, Arkiv förlag/A-Z förlag , 2018Chapter in book (Other academic)
Abstract [sv]

Mellan Malmö och Minneapolis, mellan ­Jönköping och Seattle, mellan Kråkeryd och London, sträcker sig texterna i denna historievetenskapliga antologi. Tematiskt ryms de under tre övergripande rubriker: Kultur, Arbete och Konflikt. Här finns artiklar om medier och minnespraktiker, om myter, historiebruk och skönlitteratur, om arbete och sociala förhållanden, om politiska konflikter och folkliga uppror, om moral och rättvisa. En sak har dessa fjorton texter gemensamt: de är skrivna av historiker och till­ägnade Lars Edgren, professor i historia vid Lunds universitet. Med sin mångfald av perspektiv speglar de den öppenhet och nyfikenhet som präglar hans förhållningssätt till historievetenskaplig forskning.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Arkiv förlag/A-Z förlag, 2018
Keywords
upplopp, hungerupplopp, moralisk ekonomi, kravall, motstånd, politisk kultur
National Category
Humanities and the Arts
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-10272 (URN)27208 (Local ID)9789179243104 (ISBN)27208 (Archive number)27208 (OAI)
Available from: 2020-02-28 Created: 2020-02-28 Last updated: 2023-07-04Bibliographically approved
Mikkelsen, F. & Nyzell, S. (2018). Introduction: Popular Struggle and Democracy in Scandinavia. In: Stefan Nyzell, Flemming Mikkelsen, Knut Kjeldstadli (Ed.), Stefan Nyzell, Flemming Mikkelsen, Knut Kjeldstadli (Ed.), Popular Struggle and Democracy in Scandinavia: 1700 to the Present (pp. 1-10). Palgrave Macmillan
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Introduction: Popular Struggle and Democracy in Scandinavia
2018 (English)In: Popular Struggle and Democracy in Scandinavia: 1700 to the Present / [ed] Stefan Nyzell, Flemming Mikkelsen, Knut Kjeldstadli, Palgrave Macmillan, 2018, p. 1-10Chapter in book (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

This introductory chapter argues that popular struggle was an essential part in the overall political processes and instrumental in the formation of democracy in Scandinavia. Then follows a methodological section on how historians and social scientists have studied collective popular struggles in the form of hunger riots, tax rebellions, petition drives, strikes, demonstrations, public meetings and social movements. We are particularly aware of how social groups, movements and state institutions interact to create political regimes based on the principle of popular sovereignty, and that democratic demands often manifest themselves in waves within the single country and across nations. Our focus on popular struggle and the entanglement between popular struggle and democracy does not exclude political elites, and conservative and outright anti-democratic movements. Together with state officials, they are present in day-to-day politics and constitute crucial actors in the tortuous and contradictory processes of democracy. In other words, we focus on how social and political mobilization ‘from below’ interact with policies and power networks’from above’, in the shaping of democratic Scandinavia.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Palgrave Macmillan, 2018
Series
Palgrave Studies in European Political Sociology
Keywords
political culture, popular struggle, contention, contentious politics, democracy
National Category
Humanities and the Arts
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-9824 (URN)10.1057/978-1-137-57855-6_1 (DOI)27203 (Local ID)978-1-137-57849-5 (ISBN)27203 (Archive number)27203 (OAI)
Available from: 2020-02-28 Created: 2020-02-28 Last updated: 2023-07-04Bibliographically approved
Nyzell, S., Kjeldstadli, K. & Mikkelsen, F. (Eds.). (2018). Popular Struggle and Democracy in Scandinavia: 1700 to the Present. Palgrave Macmillan
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Popular Struggle and Democracy in Scandinavia: 1700 to the Present
2018 (English)Collection (editor) (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

This book focuses on popular struggles in Denmark, Norway and Sweden from 1700-2015, and how popular struggle in the form of hunger riots, tax rebellions, petition drives, strikes, demonstrations, public meetings and social movements paved the way for the introduction and development of civil liberties and political rights. The author portrays social and political mass mobilization of ordinary people as vital to the construction of democracy, and an essential condition for the formation of the Scandinavian welfare states. Popular Struggle and Democracy in Scandinavia shows the transnational connections between Denmark, Norway and Sweden and between Scandinavia and the rest of Europe, and also contains a comparison of popular struggle in Scandinavia seen in a wider European perspective. The book will be of interest to social scientists, historians and students and researchers with an interest in popular struggles in Scandinavia.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Palgrave Macmillan, 2018. p. 457
Series
Palgrave Studies in European Political Sociology
Keywords
democracy, popular struggle, contention, contentious politics, political culture
National Category
Sociology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-8433 (URN)10.1057/978-1-137-57855-6 (DOI)27207 (Local ID)978-1-137-57849-5 (ISBN)27207 (Archive number)27207 (OAI)
Available from: 2020-02-28 Created: 2020-02-28 Last updated: 2023-07-04Bibliographically approved
Ericsson, M. & Nyzell, S. (2018). Sweden 1910–1950: The Contentious Swedes – Popular Struggle and Democracy. In: Stefan Nyzell, Knut Kjeldstadli, Flemming Mikkelsen (Ed.), Stefan Nyzell, Knut Kjeldstadli, Flemming Mikkelsen (Ed.), Popular Struggle and Democracy in Scandinavia: 1700 to the Present (pp. 337-375). Palgrave Macmillan
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Sweden 1910–1950: The Contentious Swedes – Popular Struggle and Democracy
2018 (English)In: Popular Struggle and Democracy in Scandinavia: 1700 to the Present / [ed] Stefan Nyzell, Knut Kjeldstadli, Flemming Mikkelsen, Palgrave Macmillan, 2018, p. 337-375Chapter in book (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

In the early twentieth century, Sweden was on the verge of developing into a democracy. This was not done without conflict, however. In the 1910s, the main struggle was between the people’s power and the king’s power. Although the latter seemed to strengthen the hold on power against parliamentarism, the dramatic years of 1917 and 1919 – with a popular mass movement demanding peace, bread and suffrage – led to a Left-wing government in power and a general suffrage reform. The interwar years were dominated by confrontational and sometimes violent labour disputes. It also established the Social Democrats hold on political power with a modern welfare state – the so-called ‘people’s home’ – as a result.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Palgrave Macmillan, 2018
Series
Palgrave Studies in European Political Sociology
Keywords
political culture, popular struggle, contention, contentious politics, democracy
National Category
Humanities and the Arts
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-10235 (URN)10.1057/978-1-137-57855-6_12 (DOI)27204 (Local ID)978-1-137-57849-5 (ISBN)27204 (Archive number)27204 (OAI)
Available from: 2020-02-28 Created: 2020-02-28 Last updated: 2023-07-04Bibliographically approved
Nyzell, S. (2017). A Fight for the Right to get Drunk: The Autumn Fair Riot in Eskilstuna, 1937. In: Ilaria Fevretto, Xabier Itcania (Ed.), Ilaria Fevretto, Xabier Itcania (Ed.), Protest, Popular Culture and Tradition in Modern and Contemporary Western Europe: (pp. 89-102). Palgrave Macmillan
Open this publication in new window or tab >>A Fight for the Right to get Drunk: The Autumn Fair Riot in Eskilstuna, 1937
2017 (English)In: Protest, Popular Culture and Tradition in Modern and Contemporary Western Europe / [ed] Ilaria Fevretto, Xabier Itcania, Palgrave Macmillan, 2017, p. 89-102Chapter in book (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

This chapter discusses the survival and use of pre-modern protest repertoires in inter-war Social Democratic Sweden by analysing the riots that took place in the industrial city of Eskilstuna in 1937 during the traditional Autumn fair. These riots were described at the time by the Social Democratic Party as pointless and irrational madness. Riots were a form of protest that respectable Social Democrats in the city struggled to explain. Not surprisingly, local party elites unanimously attributed the violence and vandalism to juveniles and farmhands from outside the city. However, as this study shows, most of the protesters involved in the riots and later tried in court were workers from Eskilstuna. Nyzell analyses the reasons behind the violent disorder and the factors that account for the workers’ use of repertoires that had long been repudiated by the Swedish labour movement.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Palgrave Macmillan, 2017
Series
Palgrave Studies in the History of Social Movements
Keywords
social movement, protest, popular culture, contention, riot, Eskilstuna
National Category
Humanities and the Arts
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-9735 (URN)10.1057/978-1-137-50737-2_5 (DOI)2-s2.0-85145919306 (Scopus ID)21801 (Local ID)978-1-137-50736-5 (ISBN)21801 (Archive number)21801 (OAI)
Available from: 2020-02-28 Created: 2020-02-28 Last updated: 2023-12-28Bibliographically approved
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Grendel's treasure: Temporality, authority and the desire for the past; Malmö University
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