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Nilsson, M. (2024). Migration and Identity in Nordic Literature. Edited by Martin Humpál and Helena Brezinova. Studia Philologica Pragensia. Prague: Charles University Karolinum Press, 2022. Pp. 264. [Review]. Scandinavian Studies, 96(1), 136-139
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Migration and Identity in Nordic Literature. Edited by Martin Humpál and Helena Brezinova. Studia Philologica Pragensia. Prague: Charles University Karolinum Press, 2022. Pp. 264.
2024 (English)In: Scandinavian Studies, ISSN 0036-5637, E-ISSN 2163-8195, Vol. 96, no 1, p. 136-139Article, book review (Other academic) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
University of Wisconsin Press, 2024
National Category
General Literature Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-66926 (URN)10.3368/sca.96.1.136 (DOI)001194835000002 ()
Available from: 2024-04-26 Created: 2024-04-26 Last updated: 2024-05-06Bibliographically approved
Nilsson, M. (2024). Storie operaie dalla Svezia [Review]. Jacobin Italia (20240330)
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Storie operaie dalla Svezia
2024 (Italian)In: Jacobin Italia, no 20240330Article, book review (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.)) Published
Keywords
svensk arbetarlitteratur
National Category
General Literature Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-66585 (URN)
Available from: 2024-04-01 Created: 2024-04-01 Last updated: 2024-04-02Bibliographically approved
Nilsson, M. (2023). Arbetarlyriken har aldrig varit mer vital. Lyrikvännen (4-5), 8-15
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Arbetarlyriken har aldrig varit mer vital
2023 (Swedish)In: Lyrikvännen, ISSN 0460-0762, no 4-5, p. 8-15Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.)) Published
Abstract [sv]

En översikt av arbetarlyrikens historia i Sverige och en analys av dess status i samtiden.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Malmö: Lyrikvännen, 2023
Keywords
arbetarlitteratur, Stig Sjödin, lyrik, arbete, arbetarlyrik
National Category
General Literature Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-63178 (URN)
Available from: 2023-10-17 Created: 2023-10-17 Last updated: 2023-10-18Bibliographically approved
Nilsson, M., Freisleben Lund, N., Gemzøe, A. & Svendsen, E. (2023). Forord. In: Anker Gemzøe, Nicklas Freisleben Lund, Magnus Nilsson & Erik Svendsen (Ed.), Nordisk arbejderlitteratur: Internationale perspektiver og forbindelser (pp. 7-24). Aalborg: Aalborg Universitetsforlag
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Forord
2023 (Danish)In: Nordisk arbejderlitteratur: Internationale perspektiver og forbindelser / [ed] Anker Gemzøe, Nicklas Freisleben Lund, Magnus Nilsson & Erik Svendsen, Aalborg: Aalborg Universitetsforlag, 2023, p. 7-24Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Aalborg: Aalborg Universitetsforlag, 2023
Keywords
arbetarlitteratur, nordisk litteratur
National Category
General Literature Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-63993 (URN)978-87-7573-025-4 (ISBN)
Available from: 2023-11-30 Created: 2023-11-30 Last updated: 2023-12-01Bibliographically approved
Nilsson, M. (2023). Från statarnas ombudsman till turist i prekariatet?: Om arbetarlitterära representationsmodeller. Samlaren: tidskrift för svensk litteraturvetenskaplig forskning, 144, 58-80
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Från statarnas ombudsman till turist i prekariatet?: Om arbetarlitterära representationsmodeller
2023 (Swedish)In: Samlaren: tidskrift för svensk litteraturvetenskaplig forskning, ISSN 0348-6133, E-ISSN 2002-3871, Vol. 144, p. 58-80Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this article is to problematize working-class literature’s biographical representation model, that is, the widespread thought model according to which the political potential of working-class literature is dependent on the authors having a strong biographical connection to the working-class collectives they portray. This problematization, which takes its point of departure in an analysis of the reception of two literary works about the so-called precariat — Anders Teglund’s Cykelbudet [The Bicycle Courier] (2021) and Kristian Lundberg’s Yarden [The Yard] (2009) — is both theoretical and historical. Drawing on the Marxist distinction between class in itself and class for itself, the article argues that the so-called precariat has not developed any common way of life or class conciousness that the authors could share. This is thematized in several contemporary literary depictions of precarious working conditions, which can therefore be read as an implicit criticism of working-class literature’s biographical representation model. The article also demonstrates that this model rests on a false picture of the tradition of working-class literature. Older working-class writers have not always had such a strong biographical anchorage in working-class life worlds as critics and literary researchers usually assume (and as the writers themselves have sometimes claimed). On the other hand, they have often, through their participation in the labor movement and its literary life, had an ideological/political connection to this class. Many of the contemporary authors who depict the so-called precariat also have political connections to the collectives they write about, in the form of involvement in organizations that fight against precarious working conditions. Therefore, the article argues that it can be fruitful to focus more on the ideological partisanship of writers portraying workers than on their biographical anchoring in the life worlds of these collectives.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Uppsala: Uppsala universitet, 2023
Keywords
arbetarlitteratur, representation, klass, prekariat, Anders Teglund, Kristian Lundberg
National Category
General Literature Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-66035 (URN)
Funder
Swedish Research Council, 2022-01839_VR
Available from: 2024-02-18 Created: 2024-02-18 Last updated: 2024-02-19Bibliographically approved
Nilsson, M. (2023). Klass i litteraturens spegel: Åsa Arping: Att göra klass: Nedslag i svensk samtidsprosa. Makadam, Göreborg 2022. [Review]. Finsk tidskrift : kultur, ekonomi, politik (3-4), 111-113
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Klass i litteraturens spegel: Åsa Arping: Att göra klass: Nedslag i svensk samtidsprosa. Makadam, Göreborg 2022.
2023 (Swedish)In: Finsk tidskrift : kultur, ekonomi, politik, ISSN 0015-248X, E-ISSN 2670-2541, no 3-4, p. 111-113Article, book review (Other academic) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Föreningen granskaren, 2023
National Category
General Literature Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-61283 (URN)
Available from: 2023-06-22 Created: 2023-06-22 Last updated: 2023-08-28Bibliographically approved
Nilsson, M., Freisleben Lund, N., Gemzøe, A. & Svendsen, E. (Eds.). (2023). Nordisk arbejderlitteratur: Internationale perspektiver og forbindelser (1ed.). Aalborg: Aalborg Universitetsforlag
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Nordisk arbejderlitteratur: Internationale perspektiver og forbindelser
2023 (Danish)Collection (editor) (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Aalborg: Aalborg Universitetsforlag, 2023. p. 270 Edition: 1
Keywords
arbetarlitteratur, nordisk litteratur
National Category
General Literature Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-63992 (URN)978-87-7573-025-4 (ISBN)
Projects
Prekariat, prekaritet och prekära liv i skandinavisk litteratur efter välfärdsstatens epok
Available from: 2023-11-30 Created: 2023-11-30 Last updated: 2023-12-01Bibliographically approved
Nilsson, M. (2023). Precarity and Class Consciousness in Contemporary Swedish Working-Class Literature. Humanities, 12(2), Article ID 28.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Precarity and Class Consciousness in Contemporary Swedish Working-Class Literature
2023 (English)In: Humanities, E-ISSN 2076-0787, Vol. 12, no 2, article id 28Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article analyses aesthetical-political strategies for the promotion of class consciousness among workers in a few examples of contemporary Swedish working-class literature from different genres that describe and criticize precarious working conditions. Special attention is given to how these texts engage in dialogue with the notion of the precariat and to the authors' use of decidedly literary forms. One important result is that Swedish working-class writers highlight the heterogeneity among those working under precarious conditions while also arguing that they share certain economic conditions, both amongst each other and with members of other groups (especially the traditional working class). Furthermore, it is argued that the use of literary forms (as opposed to, e.g., reportage or documentary) reflects the absence in the precariat of class consciousness, and the authors' belief that literature can contribute to the creation of such a consciousness.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
MDPI, 2023
Keywords
working-class literature, Swedish literature, precariat, work, class consciousness
National Category
General Literature Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-59491 (URN)10.3390/h12020028 (DOI)000979400300001 ()2-s2.0-85153736735 (Scopus ID)
Funder
Swedish Research Council, 2022-01839_VR
Available from: 2023-05-15 Created: 2023-05-15 Last updated: 2023-10-23Bibliographically approved
Nilsson, M. (2023). Stig Sjödin och minnets politik. Paper presented at International Association for Scandinavian Studies, 2021. Scandinavistica Vilnensis, 17(1), 97-118
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Stig Sjödin och minnets politik
2023 (Swedish)In: Scandinavistica Vilnensis, ISSN 2029-2112, Vol. 17, no 1, p. 97-118Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The aim of this article is to analyse the attitudes to history and memory expressed in the working-class poetry of Stig Sjödin (1917–1993) – both in Sotfratgment (Fragments of Soot) from 1949, which marked his breakthrough as a poet, and in the poetry he wrote for the labour movement (mainly poems published in tradeunion membership magazines or read at meetings and congresses) – and to discuss how he and his poetry are today viewed as reminders of political ideals and experiences threatened by oblivion. There are certain differences between how memory and remembering is treated in Sotfragment and in Sjödin’s labour-movement poetry respectively. In Sotfragment, focus is more often on individual memories and existential problems, whereas in the labour-movement poetry, Sjödin is sometimes more explicitly political and writes about collective memories from a proletarian perspective. These differences are conditioned by differences between the spheres to which the poems belong: that of literature and that of the labour movement. In connection with the rise of left-wing radicalism in Sweden during the 1960s and 1970s, Sjödin argued that older working-class literature contained important political experiences and perspectives. This is also how his works are sometimes viewed today, both by working-class writers and by political commentators. Thereby, it is emphasized that literature is not a passive medium for the preservation of memories, but that it can also transform them and make them politically relevant.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Vilnius: Vilnius University Press, 2023
Keywords
Working-class literature, Stig Sjödin, literature and politics, literature and memory, Folke Fridell, Jenny Wrangborg, Kurt Salomonson
National Category
General Literature Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-61822 (URN)10.15388/scandinavisticavilnensis.2023.6 (DOI)
Conference
International Association for Scandinavian Studies, 2021
Available from: 2023-08-10 Created: 2023-08-10 Last updated: 2023-10-17Bibliographically approved
Nilsson, M. (2023). 重新思考再分配和承: 阶级,身份与“后社会主义”时代的激进政治状况 (1ed.). In: 陈喜贵 (Ed.), 资本主义, 剥削与公正: (pp. 66-87). 中国人民大学出版社
Open this publication in new window or tab >>重新思考再分配和承: 阶级,身份与“后社会主义”时代的激进政治状况
2023 (Chinese)In: 资本主义, 剥削与公正 / [ed] 陈喜贵, 中国人民大学出版社 , 2023, 1, p. 66-87Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Translation of "Rethinking Redistribution and Recognition: Class, Identity, and the Conditions for Radical Politics in the 'Postsocialist' Age", New Proposals: Journal of Marxism and Interdisciplinary Inquiry, E-ISSN 1715-6718, Vol. 2, nr 1, s. 31-44

Abstract [sv]

Översättning av "Rethinking Redistribution and Recognition: Class, Identity, and the Conditions for Radical Politics in the 'Postsocialist' Age", New Proposals: Journal of Marxism and Interdisciplinary Inquiry, E-ISSN 1715-6718, Vol. 2, nr 1, s. 31-44

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
中国人民大学出版社, 2023 Edition: 1
National Category
Philosophy Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalisation Studies)
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-63385 (URN)978-7-300-30105-1 (ISBN)
Available from: 2023-11-02 Created: 2023-11-02 Last updated: 2023-11-02Bibliographically approved
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