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Yttergren, L. (2018). Avhandling om ishockey i Sverige och Finland – teorifattig men resultatrik tegelsten: recension av avhandlingen Ishockeyns amerikanisering: En studie av svensk och finsk elitishockey av Jyri Backman [Review]. Idrottsforum.org/Nordic sport science forum, Article ID 5 december.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Avhandling om ishockey i Sverige och Finland – teorifattig men resultatrik tegelsten: recension av avhandlingen Ishockeyns amerikanisering: En studie av svensk och finsk elitishockey av Jyri Backman
2018 (Swedish)In: Idrottsforum.org/Nordic sport science forum, ISSN 1652-7224, article id 5 decemberArticle, book review (Other academic) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Malmö University, 2018
National Category
History
Research subject
Social Sciences/Humanities
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:gih:diva-5487 (URN)
Available from: 2018-12-06 Created: 2018-12-06 Last updated: 2018-12-07Bibliographically approved
Yttergren, L. (2018). Baseball, glima and Gotlandic sport: An analysis of the demonstration sports in the 1912 Stockholm Olympics. Diagoras: International Academic Journal on Olympic Studies, 2, 103-122
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Baseball, glima and Gotlandic sport: An analysis of the demonstration sports in the 1912 Stockholm Olympics
2018 (English)In: Diagoras: International Academic Journal on Olympic Studies, Vol. 2, p. 103-122Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The purpose of the study is to analyse the demonstration sports (baseball, glima and Gotlandic sport) into the 1912 Stockholm Olympics. Who took the initiative for the demonstration sports? The IOC or the Swedish Organising Committee? How were the demonstration sports received by the public and the press, and what was their legacy? The study is based mainly on primary sources from the 1912 Stockholm Olympics’ archive. The 1912 Stockholm Olympics has been well explored, mainly by Swedes and internationals, and this gives a good picture of the 1912 Stockholm Olympics from different perspectives. On the other hand, research into the demonstration sports in the Olympic Games is clearly limited and there is thus a great need for further studies. This current study covers just a small part of this need. The results show that in 1912 there was no considered strategy on the part of either the IOC or the Swedish Organising Committee concerning the demonstration sports. The initiative for the demonstration sports came from individual representatives of each type of sport, and the Swedish organisers were positive towards three of those proposed: baseball, glima and Gotlandic sport. The Swedish organisers had control over which demonstration sports would be included in the programme. This meant that the choice of demonstration sports lay beyond the control of the 1912 IOC, but this would change in the 1900s. During the games they were given limited attention at most, both publicly and in the press. The demonstration sports were removed from the Olympic programme before the 1992 Olympic Games.

National Category
History
Research subject
Social Sciences/Humanities
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:gih:diva-5471 (URN)
Available from: 2018-11-16 Created: 2018-11-16 Last updated: 2018-11-16
Yttergren, L. (2018). Kraftkarlar och knockouts: Kraftsporter, kropp och klass i Sverige 1920-1960. Recension [Review]. Skandia. Tidskrift för historisk forskning, 84(1), 120-122
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Kraftkarlar och knockouts: Kraftsporter, kropp och klass i Sverige 1920-1960. Recension
2018 (Swedish)In: Skandia. Tidskrift för historisk forskning, ISSN 0036-5483, Vol. 84, no 1, p. 120-122Article, book review (Other academic) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Lund: , 2018
National Category
History
Research subject
Social Sciences/Humanities
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:gih:diva-5292 (URN)
Available from: 2018-06-13 Created: 2018-06-13 Last updated: 2018-06-18Bibliographically approved
Yttergren, L. & Bolling, H. (2016). Kvinnor, karriär och familj: En studie av svenska kvinnliga gymnastikdirektörers yrkeskarriärer och livsöden kring sekelskiftet 1900. Historisk Tidskrift (S), 136(2), 185-219
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Kvinnor, karriär och familj: En studie av svenska kvinnliga gymnastikdirektörers yrkeskarriärer och livsöden kring sekelskiftet 1900
2016 (Swedish)In: Historisk Tidskrift (S), ISSN 0345-469X, ISSN ISSN 0345-469X, Vol. 136, no 2, p. 185-219Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Women, careers and family: A study of the professional careers and lives of Swedish female gymnastics directors around the year 1900

This article analyses the professional careers of Swedish female gymnastics directors around the turn of the nineteenth century by means of a collective biographical study of the 25 women who graduated from the Royal Central Institute of Gymnastics (RCIG) in Stockholm in 1893. The institute was held in high repute in Sweden and abroad and was one of the first institutes in Sweden to provide higher professional education for women.

The investigation is based primarily on the unique correspondence between the women. A correspondence book circulated among them between 1893 and 1943 and it contains a total of almost 500 letters amounting to thousands of handwritten pages. The study shows that the women, who with the odd exception came from the upper echelons of society, had good opportunities to pursue a career after graduating from the RCIG. As graduates they earned a double degree and were qualified to work as both physical education teachers and as physiotherapists. This double professional authorization meant that the prospect of obtaining work was good in both Sweden and abroad. Their services were requested throughout the world.

The labour market for gymnastics directors is thus an early example, maybe the first, of a well-functioning international labour market for Swedish women with higher professional education. No less than 16 out of 25 women made their way abroad to work during the first decade after graduation. There are several reasons for the women’s ability to make a career. The treatment methods of Swedish gymnastics – physical education and physiotherapy – were the height of fashion at the turn of the nineteenth century and there was great demand for the RCIG graduates. There was also a large international network of Swedish gymnastics directors. The women remained faithful to their choice of occupation, even if their career tended to be discontinued upon marriage. When they graduated in 1893 none of the women were married. Half of them married later on. In most cases marriage had a negative effect on their professional careers; family life and a professional career could not be combined.

Keywords
Swedish gymnastics; physical education, physiotherapy, women’s careers, marriage, early twentieth century
National Category
History
Research subject
Social Sciences/Humanities
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:gih:diva-4666 (URN)
Funder
Swedish National Centre for Research in Sports
Available from: 2016-12-20 Created: 2016-12-20 Last updated: 2017-11-29Bibliographically approved
Yttergren, L. & Bolling, H. (2016). Kvinnorna i Stockholm-OS 1912. Gymnastikkvinnornas kamp för plats i det offentliga fysiska rummet. Idrott, historia & samhälle, 48-69
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Kvinnorna i Stockholm-OS 1912. Gymnastikkvinnornas kamp för plats i det offentliga fysiska rummet
2016 (Swedish)In: Idrott, historia & samhälle, ISSN 0280-2775, p. 48-69Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Keywords
Stockholm-OS 1912, gymnastik, kvinnor
National Category
History
Research subject
Social Sciences/Humanities
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:gih:diva-4689 (URN)
Funder
Swedish National Centre for Research in Sports
Available from: 2017-01-09 Created: 2017-01-09 Last updated: 2017-11-29Bibliographically approved
Yttergren, L. (2016). Spännande resultat och intressanta metodologiska överväganden i svårgenomtränglig text: recension av boken Paragrafer, pokaler och politiska inkast: Idrottsdistriktet Värmland 1900–1940, omvärld och formering av Bode Janzon [Review]. Idrottsforum.org/Nordic sport science forum, Article ID 14 dec.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Spännande resultat och intressanta metodologiska överväganden i svårgenomtränglig text: recension av boken Paragrafer, pokaler och politiska inkast: Idrottsdistriktet Värmland 1900–1940, omvärld och formering av Bode Janzon
2016 (Swedish)In: Idrottsforum.org/Nordic sport science forum, ISSN 1652-7224, article id 14 decArticle, book review (Other academic) Published
National Category
Sport and Fitness Sciences History
Research subject
Social Sciences/Humanities
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:gih:diva-4665 (URN)
Available from: 2016-12-19 Created: 2016-12-19 Last updated: 2017-11-29
Yttergren, L., Renson, R. & Kluge, V. (2016). The Biografies of all IOC Members: Part XXII. Journal of Olympic History, 24(3), 64-71
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The Biografies of all IOC Members: Part XXII
2016 (English)In: Journal of Olympic History, ISSN 1085-5165, Vol. 24, no 3, p. 64-71Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.)) Published
National Category
History
Research subject
Social Sciences/Humanities
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:gih:diva-4667 (URN)
Available from: 2016-12-20 Created: 2016-12-20 Last updated: 2016-12-22Bibliographically approved
Yttergren, L. (2015). Engelsk träningshistorik som manar till efterföljd: recension av boken Professionals, Amateurs and Performance: Sports Coaching in England, 1789–1914 av Dave Day [Review]. Idrottsforum.org/Nordic sport science forum (16 april)
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Engelsk träningshistorik som manar till efterföljd: recension av boken Professionals, Amateurs and Performance: Sports Coaching in England, 1789–1914 av Dave Day
2015 (Swedish)In: Idrottsforum.org/Nordic sport science forum, ISSN 1652-7224, no 16 aprilArticle, book review (Other academic) Published
Abstract [sv]

Från Idrottsforum:

Vi publicerade nyligen en recension av David Epsteins The Sports Gene, som väl lämpligast beskrivs som en kraftfull gensaga mot den så kallade 10 000-timmarsregeln, framforskad av K. Anders Ericsson och populariserad av Malcolm Gladwell. Nurture står mot nature – är 10 000 timmars målmedveten träning viktigare än medfödd talang för att frambringa den yppersta idrottseliten? Ingen tror väl längre annat än att talang är en viktig förutsättning; för att återge Paul McCartneys syn på saken, ”I don’t think it’s a rule that if you do that amount of work, you’re going to be as successful as the Beatles”. Men träning är naturligtvis väl så centralt, och alltsedan människan började tävla, och det därmed blev möjligt och önskvärt att vinna, har träning varit en oundgänglig beståndsdel i allt mänskligt liv. Idrotten intar givetvis härvidlag en särställning; inget annat område är så genomsyrat av tävlande och vinnarinstinkt. Och idrottare tränar mycket, och har tränat mycket historiskt. En som ägnat idrottsträningens historia stor uppmärksamhet är Leif Yttergren, idrottshistoriker vid GIH, Gymnastik- och idrottshögskolan i Stockholm. För ett par år sedan bar hans forskningsmödor frukt i form av boken Träna är livet: Träning, utbildning och vetenskap i svensk friidrott, 1880–1995 (idrottsfourm.org 2012). Det kändes mot den bakgrunden naturligt att engagera Leif när en recensionsbok med titeln Professionals, Amateurs and Performance: Sports Coaching in England, 1789–1914 dunsade ner på forumredaktionens disk. Författare till boken är Dave Day, känd idrottshistoriker och träningsforskare vid Manchester Metropolitan University. Vår recensent uppskattar som regel sina brittiska kollegers historieskrivande, om än med reservation för den ofta förekommande bristen på vetenskaplig fernissa, vilket dock inte vidhäftar Days bok i störande grad. Ett bra och intressant och viktigt bidrag till träningsforskningen, med andra ord – men vart tog kvinnorna vägen?

National Category
Sport and Fitness Sciences
Research subject
Social Sciences/Humanities
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:gih:diva-3818 (URN)
Available from: 2015-05-20 Created: 2015-05-20 Last updated: 2017-12-04
Yttergren, L. (2015). Faktarik men teorifattig OS-historik – Oslo 1952, Lillehammer 1994: recension av boken Vinter-Ol i skisportens vugge: De VI Olympiske vinterlekarne i Oslo 1952 og De XVII Olympiske vinterlekerne i Lillehammer, 1994 av Gaute Slåen Heyerdahl [Review]. Idrottsforum.org/Nordic sport science forum (22 okt)
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Faktarik men teorifattig OS-historik – Oslo 1952, Lillehammer 1994: recension av boken Vinter-Ol i skisportens vugge: De VI Olympiske vinterlekarne i Oslo 1952 og De XVII Olympiske vinterlekerne i Lillehammer, 1994 av Gaute Slåen Heyerdahl
2015 (Swedish)In: Idrottsforum.org/Nordic sport science forum, ISSN 1652-7224, no 22 oktArticle, book review (Other academic) Published
Abstract [sv]

Den 18 december 2014 disputerade Gaute Slåen Heyerdahl vid Norges idrettshøgskole på avhandlingen Vinter-Ol i skisportens vugge: De VI Olympiske vinterlekarne i Oslo 1952 og De XVII Olympiske vinterlekerne i Lillehammer, 1994. Leif Yttergren var försteopponent, och hans ganska kritiska opposition ligger till grund för denna recension.

National Category
History
Research subject
Social Sciences/Humanities
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:gih:diva-4188 (URN)
Note

Recensionen är även publicerad i Idrott, historia, samhälle: Svenska idrottshistoriska föreningens årsskrift 2015, s. 177-182.

Available from: 2015-10-29 Created: 2015-10-29 Last updated: 2017-12-01
Bolling, H. & Yttergren, L. (2015). Swedish Gymnastics for Export: A Study of the Professional Careers and Lives of Swedish Female Gymnastic Directors, 1893-€“1933. International Journal of the History of Sport, 32(11-12), 1437-1455
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Swedish Gymnastics for Export: A Study of the Professional Careers and Lives of Swedish Female Gymnastic Directors, 1893-€“1933
2015 (English)In: International Journal of the History of Sport, ISSN 0952-3367, E-ISSN 1743-9035, Vol. 32, no 11-12, p. 1437-1455Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The aim of the study is to analyze the careers of women gymnastics directors about the turn of the century in 1900. This is done by means of a collective biographical study of the women'€™s course at the Royal Central Institute of Gymnastics in Stockholm from 1891 to 1893. The study is based above all on unique correspondence between the members of the course, namely a correspondence book circulated among them between 1893 and 1943. This book contained a total of almost 500 letters comprising thousands of handwritten pages with detailed accounts of their professional career and family, as well as life'€™s positive and negative sides. The study shows that their opportunities of making a career€“ in Sweden and abroad€“ in the occupation they had received training in were good. There are several reasons for this success. Swedish gymnastics€™ treatment methods were the height of fashion round about the turn of the century in 1900 and there was great demand for their services. They remained faithful to their choice of occupation, even if their career took a back seat for half of them when they married: family life and a professional career could not be combined for them.

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History
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Social Sciences/Humanities
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urn:nbn:se:gih:diva-4210 (URN)10.1080/09523367.2015.1095182 (DOI)
Available from: 2015-11-17 Created: 2015-11-17 Last updated: 2017-12-01Bibliographically approved
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