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"Anneli Jordahl on housekeeping – a subject charged of gender and class"

"This is a kulturartikel which is a part of Aftonbladet's opinionsjournalistik."

"Recently, I read in the free newspaper Metro, a replica of a letter to the editor. Someone had complained about the workers who go underground in the dirty overalls. A worker wrote an elegant and informative answer. Nowadays, there are rarely dressing rooms at the construction sites where the workers can change and shower after the job. So what should he do?"

"I think about it the answer when I walking the dog and meets a worker in full uniform early in the morning and early evening. They are on their way to and from the construction of a new residential area a few hundred metres from where I live. It is often three abreast, quietly smoking."

"Soon, they may not even smoke, if sossarna get through the ban. Everything should be cleared out, be kliiint and fresh. Something is förryckt. The man has dirty down the earth next to the brink of the precipice, at the same time strange, many people have städgurun Marie Kondo on the brain. The prylbantar, fixes and militaristic order in the cabinets and drawers."

"nÄmnet cleaning is charged by gender and class. I personally own a distinct talent for hullerombuller and enjoy it. It has often led to virulent reactions from both friends and the men I lived with."

"According to tradition, is considered "messy" women be okvinnliga, and perfectionist women perceived as avkönade. How women do it will be wrong."

"A society's relationship to dirt and purity are always interesting measure of value of an ideological state. In English a distinction between pure and clean. ”The other” is in mythology and fiction, often described as unclean. The whiter the skin, the cleaner according to the racism story. Women are more unclean than men because they bleed and the foul expression ”white trash” speaks its own language on the perception of the poor."

"the Anthropologist Mary Douglas has wittily defined dirt as ”matter in the wrong place”. Dirt where it is not expected always raises a particular discomfort. Högstatuspersoner in maturity is more striking than the poor ditto."

"you Strindbergs novell Tschandala is getting a master's looking for summer stay offered the opportunity to rent rooms on a scanian castle. He gets picked up by a ”swarthy fellow” and what follows is a gothic journey into a degenerate upper class. The master's programme is greeted by a neglected castle where the stench is horrible of wash water, unclean linen, old clothes, rotten meat and wet dogs”. The language oozes of klassförakt and racism. The baroness is dressed as ”a tatterska, unwashed uncombed”."

"According to tradition, is considered "messy" women be okvinnliga, and perfectionist women perceived as avkönade. How women do it will be wrong."

"”Madhouse,” notes the master's programme disgusted and hurries out of there."

"Strindberg's short story come to me when I read Sarah Krasnosteins biography Survivor of the australian ”traumastädaren” Sarah Pankhurst. The book includes home visits to various socially vulnerable people with emmeline Pankhurst's own brutal uppväxthistoria, with the experience to be treated like scum. First, the outcast of the family, and later from society as a homosexual."

"Socialsaneraren Pankhurst and her employees go home to people who are not able to put away food, garbage and animal feces. Collection mania and mental illness affects all walks of life and there will be a special contrast when a very eloquent female lecturer politely opens its home brimming with christmas tree ornaments and spritflaskor."

"the most Difficult to read is the cleaning of apartments where someone has been dead for ages, or where there recently occurred a double knivmord. The perfectionist Pankhurst is an expert on what the enzymes are doing with sofas and tables. Body fluids are powerful and break down the furniture and décor of the fort."

"nVissa städprocesser up to a not imagine. I'm thinking often the invisible heroes who sanitizes the tunnelbanespåren after a suicide or those who clean slaughterhouses. During the reading of Pankhurst, it strikes me that housekeeping has entered into literature with a vengeance. Many times hangs the dirt together with death, just as in Strindberg's short story. Karl Ove Knausgård described in My kamps, the first part of a traumastädning which had entered in the history of literature. Together with his brother missing berättarjaget after his recently deceased alcoholic father, whose home was completely nedskitat and too cluttered with bottles. The smell was worst, the stench of putrefaction and decay and piss”."

"the Cleaning be paid to the record room with proustskt slow and painstaking effort and, of course, was the section to the extraordinary right to renskurandet was carried out by men. Otherwise it is working class women who have worn out their backs to keep it clean in the home and in public. ”I have scrubbed my last floor”, was the working title of " Maja Ekelöfs succébok. It won a romanpristävling in 1970 under the title Report from a skurhink."

"In Ekelöfs spirit writes Eija Hetekivi Olsson in the rock trappstädningens mucky monotony in the novels Ingenbarnsland and Miira. They are about a young girl in the Gothenburg suburb. The mother is trappstäderska, and a daughter, I work in the mother's backbreaking profession: ”the gravel crunched between the teeth, hundhåren sat in the neck”. She dries hundlort and coughing black."

"the ear the most is cleaning in the literature a repulsive disgust. But there is another aspect of cleaning. Do just fine can be anxiolytic. It is repetitive in cleaning can have a stress relieving function. In A dramatikers dagbok relieves Lars Norén its nattångest by cleaning toilets and wiping hallgolv. When he arrives at gotland, his summer house and scrubs the kitchen floor with vitsåpa is the diary's most harmonious section."

"Often, we inherit our relationship with our cleaning from our parents. For the working class have self-esteem and respectability has been associated with a clean home. At the same time as the middle class has not lost in the esteem with a bohemian touch in the home. The line between creativity and madness is thin, shows socialantropologen Fanny Ambjörnssons interesting study, Time to clean – if vardagsstädningens practice and policy."

"In the talk the messy who hate to clean and those who enjoy to go out with mirakeltrasor. Städbråken in the home has been a big part of the middle class resolved with the Rut. Thus skattesubventionerat domestic work, which is often managed by a part-time migrant in the uncertain, precarious labour market. This eliminates the medelklasskvinnorna work twice. No one thinks I come home to a private untidy home. A woman with roots in Colombia says that she does not have the energy to clean at home. She is employed by a cleaning company and comes home exhausted."

"you an interview in the ETC (31 aug 2018) points out, Fanny Ambjörnsson to the ideological Rut-the debate has subsided. She suggests that cleaning should be lifted again as a key political issue, a more comprehensive plan than the Rut-the discussion. What we leave behind us in the form of littering in the home and in society?"

"It was a little prophetic, for now we are in a hot discussion of the plastransonering, klimatnedskräpning and waste. However, I believe that Ambjörnssons vision to elevate the status to something ickesjälsdödande is and remains a utopia."

"When the lines also refer to this text are written be reached I by the news that in the future we can get climate-friendly energy from the bacteria. It would be a tragic irony."

"it Gets the dirt – that we are so desperately trying to keep from us – that saves us from the downfall?"

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