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  • Author:
    Jens Rydström
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He limns sharply the distinctive experience of rural life, showing that to regularly witness farm animals stirred passions and sparked ideas, especially among young farmhands. Based on medical journals, psychiatric reports, and court records from the period, as well as testimonies from men in diaries, letters, and interviews, Sinners and Citizens reveals that bestiality was once a dreaded crime in Sweden

Sinners and Citizens book. Published November 15th 2003 by University of Chicago Press.

Sinners and Citizens book. He limns sharply the distinctive experience of Sinners and Citizens explores how sexual habits changed in Sweden during its development from an agrarian society into a modern welfare state.

Jens Rydstrm's Sinners and Citizens is of major interest for three reasons . Rydstrm takes 1880 as a starting point for his investigation since it is in this decade that there was an explosion of discussion about all sorts of sexual matters in Sweden and the rest of Scandinavia. Rydstrm presents numerous stories in which acts of bestiality and same-sex contact seem to arise almost inevitably out of a rural way of life.

Jens Rydström examines the history of homosexuality and bestiality in that country to consider why these sexual .

He limns sharply the distinctive experience of rural life, showing that to regularly witness farm animals stirred passions and sparked ideas, especially among young farmhands. Sinners and Citizens explores how sexual habits changed in Sweden during its development from an agrarian society into a modern welfare state.

Article in European History Quarterly 36(4):647-648 · October 2006 with 11 Reads. How we measure 'reads'.

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concerning acts of bestiality and same-sex sexuality in rural and urban Sweden 1880-1950. In the dichotomy sexuality, bestiality had no place and was never seen as a sexual deviance in its own right. In rural areas, however, the older paradigm lingered on.

Abstract: This study is based on an analysis of more than 2,300 court cases concerning acts of bestiality and same-sex sexuality in rural and urban Sweden 1880-1950. Other written sources are forensic psychi-atric statements, mental hospital records, material from the Swedish Sex Reform movement, news-papers and scientific journals, and minutes of the Swedish Parliament and its subcommittees.

Based on diaries, medical records and court reports, this work reveals the changing notion of deviant behaviour.

Rydström, J. Sinners and citizens: Bestiality and homosexuality in Sweden, 1880–1950 (U of Chicago Press, 2003) online. Rydström J. & K. Mustola, eds. Criminally queer: homosexuality and criminal law in Scandinavia 1842–1999 (Amsterdam: Aksant, 2007). Sundevall, Fia, and Alma Persson. LGBT in the military: policy development in Sweden 1944–2014. v. t. e. Sweden articles.

Rydström, Jens (2003). The University of Chicago Library Guide to Gay and Lesbian Resources: II History and Ethnology, 15. Sinners and Citizens: Bestiality and Homosexuality in Sweden, 1880-1950, University of Chicago Press, pp. 5, 336-337, 341, 384. ^ Whisnant, Clayton John (2008). Introduction: Gay German History: Future Directions?, Journal of the History of Sexuality - Volume 17, Number 1, January 2008, pp. 1-10. Ethnographic and anthropological works.

Sinners and Citizens explores how sexual habits changed in Sweden during its development from an agrarian society into a modern welfare state. Jens Rydström examines the history of homosexuality and bestiality in that country to consider why these sexual practices have been so closely linked in virtually all Western societies. He limns sharply the distinctive experience of rural life, showing that to regularly witness farm animals stirred passions and sparked ideas, especially among young farmhands.Based on medical journals, psychiatric reports, and court records from the period, as well as testimonies from men in diaries, letters, and interviews, Sinners and Citizens reveals that bestiality was once a dreaded crime in Sweden. But in time, mention of the practice disappeared completely from legal and medical debates. This, Rydström contends, is because models of penetrative sodomy shifted from bestiality to homosexuality as Sweden transformed from a rural society into a more urban one. As the nation's economy and culture became less identified with the countryside, so too did its idea of deviant sexual behavior.