University of Oulu

Juola, Marjo; Äikäs, Tiina (2020) Leikkiä tehtaiden varjossa : Lapsuusmuistoja Pateniemen entisen sahan alueelta. SKAS 2/2020, ss. 37-52.

Leikkiä tehtaiden varjossa : lapsuusmuistoja Pateniemen entisen sahan alueelta

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Author: Juola, Marjo1; Äikäs, Tiina1
Organizations: 1Arkeologia, Oulun yliopisto, PL 1000, 90014 Oulun yliopisto
Format: article
Version: published version
Access: open
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Language: Finnish
Published: Suomen keskiajan arkeologian seura, 2020
Publish Date: 2021-02-09


Playground in the shadow of the factory : childhood memories from the former Pateniemi sawmill industrial area

In this article we will propose how the former Pateniemi sawmill industrial area (1870–1990) was experienced from a child’s perspective and how children claimed their own places amidst the industrial environment. A good living environment offers children different opportunities for independent activities and mobility. The Pateniemi sawmill industry created a wide range of opportunities for children to use imagination to modify this industrial landscape to make it suitable for their needs. High wood-bark piles, the marine location of the sawmill, and the vast fields provided an interesting layground for the children. Data for this archaeological study was collected by interviewing people who had lived in the area or whose parents had worked on the sawmill. In this article, we ask what kind of places were used by children and how do those remembered places appear now that the area of the former sawmill is turning from a company town to the flagship of maritime Oulu? Former playgrounds chosen by children have become controlled playgrounds defined by adults.

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Series: SKAS
ISSN: 1455-0334
ISSN-E: 2736-9196
ISSN-L: 1455-0334
Issue: 2/2020
Pages: 37 - 52
Type of Publication: A1 Journal article – refereed
Field of Science: 615 History and archaeology
Copyright information: © 2020 Kirjoittajat ja Suomen keskiajan arkeologian seura.