Kerstin Rydbeck (1995), Nykter läsning: den svenska godtemplarrörelsen och litteraturen 1896–1925 (Sober Reading: the Swedish Good Templar Movement and Literature 1896–1925). 408 pp. Doctoral dissertation, published by the Section for Sociology of Literature at the Dept. of Literature, Uppsala University, nr 32. Swedish text with a summary in English.

“The fundamental hypothesis is that the Swedish temperance movement at the end of the nineteenth century must be regarded as a plebeian counterpart to what Jürgen Habermas calls the public sphere of bourgeois society, that is, the liberal, upper bourgeois public sphere which became strong in Sweden during the nineteenth century.”

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