publication . Article . 2021

Computing the Nordic Way: The Swedish Labour Movement, Computers and Educational Imaginaries from the Post-War Period to the Turn of the Millennium

Lina Rahm;
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  • Published: 01 Feb 2021 Journal: Nordic Journal of Educational History, volume 8, pages 31-58 (issn: 2001-7766, eissn: 2001-9076, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Umea University Library
  • Country: Sweden
Abstract
<jats:p>Based on empirical material from Swedish reformist labour movement associations, this article illustrates how digital technology has been described as a problem (and sometimes a solution) at different points in time. Most significant, for this article, is the role that non-formal adult education has played in solving these problems. Computer education has repeatedly been described as a measure not only to increase technical knowledge, but also to construe desirable (digital) citizens for the future. Problematisations of the digital have changed over time, and these discursive reconceptualisations can be described as existing on a spectrum between techno-...
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free text keywords: educational imaginaries, popular education, history, labour movement history, computer history, workers' education history, Pedagogy, Pedagogik, educational imaginaries, popular education, history, labour movement history, computer history, workers' education history, Media studies, Post war, Popular education, Political science, Politics, Adult education, Computer education, Computer history, Democracy, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Vision, lcsh:History of education, lcsh:LA5-2396
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