Jalagin S. (2021) Nimble Nationalism: Transgenerational Experiences of East Karelian Refugees in Finland and Sweden. In: Kivimäki V., Suodenjoki S., Vahtikari T. (eds) Lived Nation as the History of Experiences and Emotions in Finland, 1800-2000. Palgrave Studies in the History of Experience. Palgrave Macmillan, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-69882-9_11
Nimble nationalism : transgenerational experiences of East Karelian refugees in Finland and Sweden
1University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland
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Looking at the relationship of experiences and memory Jalagin discusses the significance of the nation for a minority of a minority. Focusing on Soviet Karelian refugees who sought asylum first in interwar Finland and then in post-World War II Sweden, the chapter explores family histories as presented by government authorities in archival documents as well as in written and oral history narratives. Jalagin argues that the nation-state dominated the national experience because the refugees were meticulously controlled by government immigration policies and practices. While considering Sweden their home country, the refugees emotionally tended to identify with the Finnish migrant community in Sweden. Their sense of Finnishness testifies to flexible nationalism, making the nation-state an ambivalent, yet important element in their life.
Palgrave studies in the history of experience
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Lived Nation as the History of Experiences and Emotions in Finland, 1800–2000
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615 History and archaeology
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