Finnishness, Whiteness and Coloniality (häftad)
Format
Häftad (Paperback / softback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
372
Utgivningsdatum
2022-08-22
Förlag
Helsinki University Press
Medarbetare
Liimatainen, Tuire / Hekanaho, Laura
Illustrationer
Color illustrations
Dimensioner
229 x 152 x 20 mm
Vikt
495 g
Antal komponenter
1
Komponenter
1423:Standard Color 6 x 9 in or 229 x 152 mm Perfect Bound on White w/Matte Lam
ISBN
9789523690721

Finnishness, Whiteness and Coloniality

Häftad,  Engelska, 2022-08-22
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This multidisciplinary volume reflects the shifting experiences and framings of Finnishness and its relation to race and coloniality. The authors centre their investigations on whiteness and unravel the cultural myth of a normative Finnish (white) ethnicity. Rather than presenting a unified definition for whiteness, the book gives space to the different understandings and analyses of its authors. This collection of case-studies illuminates how Indigenous and ethnic minorities have participated in defining notions of Finnishness, how historical and recent processes of migration have challenged the traditional conceptualisations of the nation-state and its population, and how imperial relationships have contributed to a complex set of discourses on Finnish compliance and identity.

With an aim to question and problematise what may seem self-evident aspects of Finnish life and Finnishness, expert voices join together to offer (counter) perspectives on how Finnishness is constructed and perceived. Scholars from cultural studies, history, sociology, linguistics, genetics, among others, address four main topics: 1) Imaginations of Finnishness, including perceived physical characteristics of Finnish people; 2) Constructions of whiteness, entailing studies of those who do and do not pass as white; 3) Representations of belonging and exclusion, making up of accounts of perceptions of what it means to be 'Finnish'; and 4) Imperialism and colonisation, including what might be considered uncomfortable or even surprising accounts of inclusion and exclusion in the Finnish context.

This volume takes a first step in opening up a complex set of realities that define Finland's changing role in the world and as a home to diverse populations.

Josephine Hoegaerts is Associate Professor of European Studies at the University of Helsinki and principal investigator of CALLIOPE: Vocal Articulations of Parliamentary Identity and Empire. Her research has focused on modern histories of nation-building, masculinity, and vocal practices of power and politics.

Tuire Liimatainen is a PhD student in Area and Cultural Studies at the University of Helsinki, with a specialisation in Nordic Studies. Her research interests center broadly on questions of migration, national minorities and ethnicity in the Nordic region, as well as language, culture, and new media.

Laura Hekanaho is a postdoctoral researcher in Applied Linguistics at the University of Jyvskyl. Her research focuses on the relationship between language, gender, and identity.

Elizabeth Peterson is University Lecturer in the Department of Languages at the University of Helsinki. She conducts research on language contact and language attitudes, including attitudes and ideologies about English.
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Josephine Hoegaerts (University of Helsinki) is Associate Professor of European Studies and principal investigator of CALLIOPE: Vocal Articulations of Parliamentary Identity and Empire. Her research has focused on modern histories of nation-building, masculinity, and vocal practices of power and politics. ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3458-5444 Tuire Liimatainen is a postdoctoral researcher in Area and Cultural Studies at the University of Helsinki, with a specialization in Nordic Studies. Her doctoral research examined the construction and representation of ethnicity in Sweden-Finnish social media campaigns and online activism. Liimatainen's research interests center broadly on questions of migration, national minorities and ethnicity in the Nordic region, as well as language, culture and new media. ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6521-2934 Laura Hekanaho (University of Jyvskyl) is a postdoctoral researcher in Applied Linguistics. Her research focuses on the relationship between language, gender and identity. In her doctoral dissertation she examined language attitudes and ideologies related to generic and nonbinary pronouns in English. ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1064-6871

Innehållsförteckning

finnishness, whiteness and coloniality: an introduction

Josephine Hoegaerts, Elizabeth Peterson, Tuire Liimatainen and Laura Hekanaho


Part I: Imaginations of Finnishness


chapter 1: the genetic imagination: imaging populations and the construction of nationhood

Aaro Tupasela


chapter 2: visualizing heritage, ethnicity and gender: bodily representations of finnishness in the photographs of the national inventory of living heritage

Heidi Henriikka Mkel

chapter 3: the north engendered: mythologized histories, gender and the finnish perspective on the imagined viking-nordic ideal

Saga Rosenstrm and Barbora iakov


Part II: Doing/Constructing Whiteness in Finland


chapter 4: doing whiteness and masculinities at school: finnish 12- to 15-year-olds' narratives on multiethnicity

Marja Peltola and Ann Phoenix


chapter 5: "a dark foreign man": constructing invisible whiteness in finnish sexual autobiographies from the 1990s

Riikka Taavetti


chapter 6: discursive constructions of whiteness, non-white cultural others and allies in facebook conversations of estonians in finland

Jaanika Kingumets and Markku Sippola


Part III: Representations of Belonging and Exclusion


chapter 7: in/visible finnishness: representations of finnishness and whiteness in the sweden-finnish social media landscape

Tuire Liimatainen


chapter 8: "we're not all thugs in the east": the racial politics of place in afro-finnish hip hop

Jasmine Kelekay


chapter 9: being jewish in contemporary finland: reflections on jewishness from project minhag finland

Riikka Tuori


Part IV: Imperialism and Colonization


chapter 10: the english language in finland: tool of modernity or tool of coloniality?

Elizabeth Peterson


chapter 11: all i see is white: the colonial problem in finland

Rauna Kuokkanen


chapter 12: imperial complicity: finns and tatars in the political hierarchy of races

Ainur Elmgren


afterword: re-narrating finnish histories and searching for the politics of hope

Suvi Keskinen