They do things differently there: essays on cultural history

Bruce Johnson (Editor), Harri Kiiskinen (Editor)

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This collection of recent Finnish essays in cultural history will be revelatory for anglophone readers. Pioneering the field of cultural history as early as the nineteenth century, by the 1930s Finnish scholars already deployed the broad conception of "culture" as embracing "everyday life" that is usually thought of as emerging in the work of Raymond Williams decades later. These essays emanate from the Department of Cultural History, established at the University of Turku in 1972, and its partner department at the University of Lapland. The collection signals new genealogies of cultural historiography in general, and in its distinctively Finnish inflections.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationTurku, Finland
Number of pages242
ISBN (Print)9789512946563
Publication statusPublished - 2011

Publication series

NameCultural history - Kulttuurihistoria


  • Popular culture--Finland--History--21st century
  • Culture--Finland--History--21st century
  • Finland--Intellectual life--21th century


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