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Djuren och den ädla människan: Aristokratins roll i den svenska djurskyddsrörelsens framväxt 1875-1905
Växjö University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Humanities.
2008 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
The animals and the noble human : The role of the aristocrats in the foundation of the Swedish societies for the prevention of cruelty to animals 1875-1905 (English)
Abstract [en]

The aim of this paper is to analyze the influence that aristocrats in Sweden had on the Swedish movement for the prevention of cruelty to animals, and why especially aristocrats started it. The sources I have been using are speeches and texts written by persons who were involved in the movement. I have also studied rapports from the three largest societies for the prevention of cruelty to animals. In the sources I looked for terms, expressions and opinions that can be paralleled whit the aristocratic ideal and opinion. Things that can relate to aristocratic urban people. I also searched for a class-consciousness and a negative view on other groups of people.

Research questions: 1) Why was it especially the aristocrats that started to make a stand for the animals and what imprint did this make in the movement? 2) What issues was driven by the societies for the prevention of cruelty to animals? Which was regarded as the most important? 3) Which persons could be seen and heard pursuing the animal protection policy? 4) What kind of arguments for animal protection are the movement’s representatives presenting?

The aristocratic people became committed to the animal protection movement because of the role they had in society, their ideal and because they had the time and money. They had the possibilities to take in the new ideas that during this time were presented in different kinds of areas. The upper class was regarded to have obligations because of their privileged way of life and their idealistic work was regarded as a matter of course. The societies for the prevention of cruelty to animals worked hard on educating the lower classes and the people in the countryside. The aristocrats brought philosophy, science and the urban view on animals.

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2008. , p. 52
Keywords [sv]
djurskydd, djur, social rörelse, aristokrati, överklass, 1800-tal
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URN: urn:nbn:se:vxu:diva-1828OAI: oai:DiVA.org:vxu-1828DiVA, id: diva2:205690
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Available from: 2008-01-30 Created: 2008-01-30 Last updated: 2010-03-10Bibliographically approved

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