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michael.deflorian.3871@student.uu.se # Posted on September 10, 2014 at 14:59

Forgot to copy the third paragraph so here it is 🙂

I was thinking a bit what center and peripherie could be in your case. If you are studying people in a small village in Dalarna, then there is probably an uneven exchange (*Hornborg*) with the nearest town and another one between Dalarna as a region and Stockholm as the economic and political center of Sweden. If you want to write a thesis about the history of Middle Sweden this might be a very important perspective to take as there was (and probably still is) a greater flow of goods, money, people and work hours flowing from these early peripheries to the centres. But as you are writing a history of the various responses of individuals in one region to a changing climate, you might be able to not to get too invested in asking this question. For being a critical analyst it might more important to demonstrate that depending on the social status people could deal easer or worse with changing weather events, just what you are planning to do. In a way, you could contribute to “an early history of climate injustice” (something for a chapter title, no? 🙂 )