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Eeva-Kaisa Prokkola & Juha Ridanpää (2017) Youth organizations, citizenship, and guidelines for tourism in the wake of mass tourism in Finland, Citizenship Studies, 21:3, 359-377, DOI: 10.1080/13621025.2016.1277978

Youth organizations, citizenship, and guidelines for tourism in the wake of mass tourism in Finland

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Author: Prokkola, Eeva-Kaisa1; Ridanpää, Juha1
Organizations: 1Department of Geography, Box 3000, 90014 University of Oulu
Format: article
Version: accepted version
Access: open
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Language: English
Published: Informa, 2017
Publish Date: 2019-09-09


This paper will study tourism as a site of citizenship formation with a particular focus on the arrangements and lived practices of citizenship in the Finnish Youth Organization and in a sub-section of Northern Ostrobothnian Travel Club between 1965 and 1985. From the perspective of the model of citizenship in Finland, modern mass tourism was not unproblematic and it was uniquely incorporated in the program and activities of the Finnish Youth Organization, underlining the wider social and civic utility of tourism. In this paper, the examination of archive materials from this particular historical period will provide a nuanced understanding of the mutual formation of citizenship and tourism at multiple geographical scales and insight into how the model of citizenship has been of great importance for mobile people in many ways.

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Series: Citizenship studies
ISSN: 1362-1025
ISSN-E: 1469-3593
ISSN-L: 1362-1025
Volume: 21
Issue: 3
Pages: 359 - 377
DOI: 10.1080/13621025.2016.1277978
Type of Publication: A1 Journal article – refereed
Field of Science: 519 Social and economic geography
Funding: The authors wish to thank the Academy of Finland’s RELATE CoE (Projectgrant number: 272168) for financial support.
Academy of Finland Grant Number: 272168
Detailed Information: 272168 (Academy of Finland Funding decision)
Copyright information: © 2017 Taylor & Francis. This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Citizenship studies on 08 Jan 2017, available online: