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Marie Cronqvist

Marie Cronqvist

Docent

Marie Cronqvist

Remembering desirable futures? : Civil defence memories and everyday life in Sweden and the United Kingdom

Författare

  • Marie Cronqvist
  • Matthew Grant

Redaktör

  • Marie Cronqvist
  • Casper Sylvest
  • Rosanna Farbøl

Summary, in English

This chapter explores how the concept of sociotechnical imaginaries can be used to examine civil defence as remembered. In focus stand oral histories testifying to the entanglement of civil defence in everyday life. The chapter employs a historical ethnography approach, using interviews and questionnaires collected between 2006 and 2012 in Sweden and the UK. The analysis, which departs from the three themes of localities, temporalities and mediations, illustrates the value of a more ‘bottom-up’ approach and discusses how we may refine the sociotechnical imaginaries framework to incorporate at least some elements of the ‘fuzziness’ of everyday life. It shows how elements of everyday culture relate to processes of embedding, resistance and extension of civil defence in Sweden, the UK and beyond.

Avdelning/ar

  • Mediehistoria

Publiceringsår

2021

Språk

Engelska

Sidor

209-231

Publikation/Tidskrift/Serie

Cold War civil defence in Western Europe : Sociotechnical imaginaries of survival and preparedness

Dokumenttyp

Del av eller Kapitel i bok

Förlag

Palgrave Macmillan

Ämne

  • History
  • Media Studies
  • Ethnology

Conference name

New Directions in Civil Defence History

Conference date

2019-08-28 - 2019-08-29

Conference place

Copenhagen, Denmark

Status

Published

Projekt

  • Media knowledge and Cold War preparedness: Mass communication theories and media practices in the service of the Swedish psychological defence, 1953–1985

ISBN/ISSN/Övrigt

  • ISBN: 978-3-030-84280-2
  • ISBN: 978-3-030-84281-9