A Fight for the Right to get Drunk : The Autumn Fair Riot in Eskilstuna, 1937

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A Fight for the Right to get Drunk : The Autumn Fair Riot in Eskilstuna, 1937


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dc.contributor.author Nyzell, Stefan
dc.contributor.editor Fevretto, Ilaria
dc.contributor.editor Itcania, Xabier
dc.date.accessioned 2016-12-19T12:51:04Z
dc.date.available 2016-12-19T12:51:04Z
dc.date.issued 2017 en_US
dc.identifier.isbn 978-1-137-50736-5 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2043/21801
dc.description.abstract 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.
dc.format.extent 14
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Palgrave Macmillan en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Palgrave Studies in the History of Social Movements;
dc.subject social movement en_US
dc.subject protest en_US
dc.subject popular culture en_US
dc.subject contention en_US
dc.subject riot en_US
dc.subject Eskilstuna en_US
dc.subject.classification Humanities/Social Sciences en_US
dc.title A Fight for the Right to get Drunk : The Autumn Fair Riot in Eskilstuna, 1937 en_US
dc.type BookChapter en_US
dc.identifier.paperprint 2 en_US
dc.contributor.department Malmö University. Faculty of Education and Society en_US
dc.contributor.department Malmö University. Society, culture and identity (SKI) en_US
dc.identifier.doi 10.1057/978-1-137-50737-2 en_US
dc.subject.srsc Research Subject Categories::HUMANITIES and RELIGION en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpublication Protest, Popular Culture and Tradition in Modern and Contemporary Western Europe en_US
dc.format.ePage 102
dc.format.sPage 89
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