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Swedish Milk, a Swedish Duty: Dairy Marketing in the 1920s and 1930s
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Economic History.
2010 (English)In: Rural History, ISSN 0956-7933, E-ISSN 1474-0656, Vol. 21, no 2, 213-232 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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On basis of the argument 'Better milk - increased consumption' the Swedish association, 'The Milk Propaganda', managed to frame a milk marketing project in which economic interests were intertwined with references to public health and the survival of the Swedish countryside. The very idea of marketing milk, building on its quality and health, was presented as mutually beneficial for producers and consumers, and for the entire Swedish society. In the 1920s and 30s the project was visible through posters, a journal, milk restaurants and school campaigns. The story includes fascinating encounters between rurality and urbanity, materialised through milk. During the economic crisis around 1930 milk marketing became aggressive and consumers were urged to consume as much dairy produce as possible in order to fulfil their national duty to help save farmers and the countryside.

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2010. Vol. 21, no 2, 213-232 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-51321DOI: 10.1017/S0956793310000063ISI: 000283644400006OAI: diva2:385080
authorCount :1Available from: 2011-01-11 Created: 2011-01-10 Last updated: 2011-01-11Bibliographically approved

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