Show simple item record

dc.contributor.authorStenfeldt, Johan
dc.date.issued2019
dc.date.submitted2019-12-17 11:59:51
dc.date.submitted2020-04-01T09:21:18Z
dc.identifier1006578
dc.identifierOCN: 1135848545
dc.identifierhttp://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/23567
dc.identifier.urihttps://directory.doabooks.org/handle/20.500.12854/31585
dc.description.abstract"This study focuses on two Swedish politicians, Nils Flyg and Sven Olov Lindholm. During the interwar era, they were both leaders of various Swedish political parties; in the case of Flyg the Swedish Communist Party, and later on the Socialist Party; in the case of Lindholm the National Socialist Worker’s Party (later renamed Swedish Socialist Unity). Both men were, in other words, influential politicians located at the outer edges of the ideological landscape. During the span of their lifetimes, however, Flyg as well as Lindholm made remarkable ideological transitions. From the end of the thirties and onwards, the former communist leader Flyg successively embraced German Nazism. Lindholm on the other hand stepped down from his leadership after the war, and became a left-wing political activist who did not hesitate to identify himself as a communist. Superficially, this is strikingly symmetric: The communist leader becomes a Nazi, and the Nazi leader becomes a communist. The aim of the study is to analyze the ideological links and tensions between Nazism and communism using these parallel biographies as a point of entrance. Inspired by political theorist Michael Freeden and his conceptual approach, and using a variety of sources, two core clusters of political concepts are identified and compared. It is shown that there are great similarities between Flyg and Lindholm when it comes to the role of anti-capitalism, anti-imperialism and the aspiration to idealize the Soviet Union or Germany as model states for workers. There are also, however, a number of differences, especially when it comes to views on modernity and materialism. In the final chapter, Flyg and Lindholm are compared to other European renegades. Here, the ambition is to identify common traits in the conversions. It is argued that the ideological antagonisms, the anti-positions, are crucial to this kind of generic renegadism."
dc.languageSwedish
dc.rightsopen access
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::H Humanities::HB History::HBJ Regional & national history::HBJD European history
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::H Humanities::HP Philosophy::HPS Social & political philosophy
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::J Society & social sciences::JP Politics & government::JPF Political ideologies::JPFC Marxism & Communism
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::J Society & social sciences::JP Politics & government::JPF Political ideologies::JPFQ Fascism & Nazism
dc.subject.otherRenegade
dc.subject.otherNazism
dc.subject.otherCommunism
dc.subject.otherSven Olov Lindholm
dc.subject.otherNils Flyg
dc.titleRenegater
dc.title.alternativeNils Flyg och Sven Olov Lindholm i gränslandet mellan kommunism och nazism
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doi10.21525/kriterium.20
oapen.relation.isPublishedBy478079ae-a0b4-4cbd-b1bf-6d3a382e4d76
oapen.relation.isbn9789188909282
oapen.pages321
oapen.place.publicationGothenburg


Files in this item

FilesSizeFormatView

There are no files associated with this item.

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record

open access
Except where otherwise noted, this item's license is described as open access