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De värnlösas vänner: [den svenska djurskyddsrörelsen 1875-1920]
Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Literature and History of Ideas, History of Ideas.
2000 (Swedish)Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

The subject of this thesis is the Swedish animal welfare movement, its origin and early development 1875-1920. The first national Swedish animal welfare society was formed in Stockholm 1875. It was soon followed by other associations for the protection of animals. The animal welfare movement grew rapidly in Sweden. Not until towards the 1920s did the membership decline.

The material studied in this thesis consists of a broad variety of documents from the animal welfare societies, such as journals and books as well as children's stories and parliamentary publications. The aim is to study both the origins and early development in Sweden of societies for the protection of animals, wild and domestic, during the decades around the turn of the century. The Swedish debates on animal welfare laws are of interest as well as discussions about vivisection and slaughter. The aim is to provide a wider analysis by taking various ideas and groups of people, such as veterinarians, schoolteachers and women into account.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Almqvist & Wiksell International , 2000. , [4], 317 p.
Stockholm studies in the history of ideas, ISSN 1100-9667 ; 4
Keyword [en]
animal protection, animal welfare, children's stories, medical profession, slaughter, veterinary profession, vivisection, women's movement
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-81144ISBN: 9122018980OAI: diva2:559942
Public defence
2000-10-20, 13:00
Available from: 2012-10-11 Created: 2012-10-11 Last updated: 2012-10-12Bibliographically approved

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