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History between Red Brackets

The Cold War in History Museums around the Baltic Sea

Johan Hegardt

between Denmark and Sweden. The Baltic Sea region today includes nine nations: Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Russia, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, and Germany, as well as the small enclave of Kaliningrad between Lithuania and Poland, which belongs to

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Border/land Sustainability

Communities at the External Border of the European Union

Karri Kiiskinen

This article contrasts the Finnish-Russian and Polish-Ukrainian borderlands situated at the external border of the EU. Based on multi-sited fieldwork, it observes how such EU level development concepts as sustainability and multiculturalism address cultural sharing as well as engage communities. Here everyday border crossings are limited, but the policies and practices of cross-border co-operation seek to produce sustainable border crossings in terms of projects and networking. The negotiations of the EU border by local Polish and Finnish actors reflect co-existing and alternative imaginations of borderland heritage. These heritages seem to suggest the 'right' ways not only for border crossings, but also for addressing the continuity and experience of cultural diversity. It is argued that recollections of borderland materiality in these ceded lands become a means for negotiating cultural borders, and verify the difference between European borderlands and borders.

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Pertti Anttonen

All scholarly fields feed on rhetoric of praise and criticism, mostly self-praise and self-criticism. Ethnology and folklore studies are not exceptions in this, regardless of whether they constitute a single field or two separate but related ones. This essay discusses questions concerning ethnological practice and object formation, cultural theory and the theory of tradition (or the lack thereof), cultural transmission, cultural representation, and the ethics and politics of cultural ownership and repatriation. It draws on general observations as well as on work in progress. The main concern is with a discursive move: from tradition to heritage, from the ethnography of repetition and replication to cultural relativist descriptions and prescriptions of identity construction and cultural policy, from ethnography as explanation to ethnography as representation and presentation. In addition, the essay seeks to delineate other underlying tenets that appear to constitute our traditions and heritages - both as strengths and as long-term constraints and biases. Where is ethnology headed in its quest to transcend theories and practices? Less theory and more practice? More theory on practice? Or more practice on theory?

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Claire Allison, Luis I. Prádanos, and Richard Scully

Francophone traditions, but also from German and Finnish (possibly the most difficult language ever devised!). Ahmed's base in Ghent no doubt enhanced the cosmopolitan, academic, creative process behind Openness : what could be more ‘boundary dissolving’ than

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Benjamin Fraser

(2007) in France, where it won recognition as one of the top twenty of the year – received two awards in Spain and has been translated into Dutch, English, Finnish, Italian and Japanese. 1 La Casa [The house], originally published in 2015, is yet

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Conal McCarthy

with very different but equally fascinating issues: contested African objects in UK museums, industrial heritage in Finland, manuscript collecting in Britain and North America, and Asian art exhibitions in New Zealand. But this issue also has a special

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Under the Waves

A Review of “Spoils of Riches-Stories of the Vrouw Maria and the St Michel“ at the Maritime Centre Vellamo

Katariina Mauranen

Maritime Centre Vellamo, Tornatorintie 99, Katariina Mauranen, Imperial College London, Kotka, Finland Admission: €8/4 http://www.merikeskusvellamo.fi/en “Spoils of Riches” is open from 25 April to 2 December 2012

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Katrin Sieg

of borders. Akis Kaurismäki’s Le Havre (Finland/France/Germany, 2011) and The Other Side of Hope (Finland, 2017) show older men shelter young refugees, and protect them against the French and Finnish governments’ attempts to detain and deport

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Eliseu Carbonell, Laurent Sébastien Fournier, Lara Houston, Maarja Kaaristo, Agnieszka Pasieka, and Markéta Slavková

. Lara Houston University of Sussex Anu Lounela, Eeva Berglund and Timo Kallinen (eds) (2019) Dwelling in Political Landscapes: Contemporary Anthropological Perspectives. Studia Fennica Anthropologica 4 (Helsinki: The Finnish Literature

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Brendan Rooney, Hanna Kubicka, Carl Plantinga, James Kendrick, and Johannes Riis

. The title of Henry Bacon’s The Fascination of Film Violence , which is a translation and expansion of his 2010 Finnish book Väkivallan lumo: Elokuvaväkivallan kauheus ja viihdyttävyys , is crucial in this regard, since he takes as his starting point