Songs from the popular movements in Sweden 1850-1920_2

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Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Inger Selander - Lund University, Litteraturvetenskapliga institutionen

Research principal

Lund University - Litteraturvetenskapliga institutionen rorId


The study aimed to show to what extent songs can be the bearer of ideology and how it is used to polemize against the established values of the society. It also shows how the different movements songs relate to each other. 138 song books comprising 17,000 songs have been analyzed. For each song you can find the beginning of the lyrics, the melody, the author, what year it was published and what category it belongs to.

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Method and outcome

Unit of analysis



Time Method

Time period(s) investigated

1850-01-01 – 1920-12-31



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Data collection
Geographic coverage

Geographic spread

Geographic location: Sweden

Administrative information

Responsible department/unit

Litteraturvetenskapliga institutionen

Topic and keywords

Research area

History (CESSDA Topic Classification)

Political ideology (CESSDA Topic Classification)

History (Standard för svensk indelning av forskningsämnen 2011)

Music (Standard för svensk indelning av forskningsämnen 2011)


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Selander, I. (1979) Index över den kristna församlingssången i Sverige. Stockholm: Gummesson.
ISBN: 91-7070-586-0

Selander, I. (1982) O hur saligt att få vandra: motiv och symboler i den frikyrkliga sången. Stockholm: Gummesson.
ISBN: 91-7070-607-7

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Published: 1988-04-01
Last updated: 2017-07-11