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Majken Oscarsson, gift Stolt: Vägen till ung kvinna i Martha Sandwall-Bergströms 1950-talstrilogi
Malmö högskola, Faculty of Culture and Society (KS), Department of Global Political Studies (GPS).
2015 (Swedish)In: Kulla-Gulla och alla de andra: Martha Sandwall-Bergström 100 år / [ed] Helene Ehriander, Eva Söderberg, Linnaeus University Press, 2015, p. 57-73Chapter in book (Other academic)
Abstract [sv]

Artikeln analyserar ett mindre känt verk av Martha Sandwall-Bergström, skapare av Kulla-Gulla-serien (1945-1950). Sandwall-Bergströms serie från 1950-talet om den envisa och temperamentsfulla Majken utspelar sig liksom Kulla-Gullaserien i arbetarklassmiljö, men nu i storstaden. I artikeln utforskas Majkens problemfyllda väg till vuxen kvinna. Här diskuteras också hur Majkens kropp blir ett viktigt kulturellt kapital som hjälper henne att klättra på samhällsstegen. Denna diskussion knyts an till Beverly Skeggs teori om arbetarklassfemininitet (2000). Artikeln behandlar också slutet, alltid centralt i ungdomslitteratur, när den stolta hjältinnan blir gift med en av samhällets pelare, en polisman, och hur denna karaktär tämjer argbiggan. På så sätt gör också författaren så att hennes text passar in i mallen för litteratur för unga kvinnor.

Abstract [en]

This article deals with a less renowned work by Martha Sandwall-Bergström, creator of a series about a poor country girl, Kulla-Gulla (1945-1950).. Like the series about Kulla-Gulla, Sandwall-Bergström's trilogy from the 1950's is set in a working class environment, but in a big city. In the article the main character, the headstrong and short-tempered Majken, and her troublesome road to adulthood are analysed. The article discusses how Majken's body becomes a crucial cultural capital which helps her to climb the social ladder. This discussion is connected to Beverley Skeggs' theory about working class femininity (2000). The article also deals with the ending, always crucial in juvenile fiction, when the proud heroine ends up married to a true pillar of society, a police officer, and how this figure tames the shrew. Thereby the author makes her text fit in, in accordance with the standards of fiction for young women.

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Linnaeus University Press, 2015. p. 57-73
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Skrifter utgivna av Svenska barnboksinstitutet, ISSN 0347-5387 ; 133
Keywords [sv]
fiction for young women, working class perspective, femininity, cultural capital
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Humanities and the Arts
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URN: urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-9199Local ID: 19929ISBN: 9789187925375 OAI: oai:DiVA.org:mau-9199DiVA, id: diva2:1406231
Available from: 2020-02-28 Created: 2020-02-28 Last updated: 2022-06-27Bibliographically approved

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