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Finland at War on Screen since 1989: Affirmative Historiography ad Prosthetic Memory
Karlstad University, Sweden.
2013 (English)In: European Cultural Memory Post-89 / [ed] Conny Mithander, John Sundholm, Adrian velicu, Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2013, 209-239 p.Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This chapter deals with Finnish cultural memory post-89 through an analysis of Finnish war films and their reception during the years 1989-2007. The discursive formation of Tuntematon Sotilas (The Unknown Soldier) is used as a point of departure for the study. It is argued that the discursive formation is characterised by four discourses: the historical discourse, the discourse of the witness, the discourse of victimisation and the discourse of the defensive victory, which remain intact despite radical turns in Finnish history and foreign policy since the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991. Thus, although there is a change into post-modern cultural memory the hegemony of previous discourses are not overturned due to a persistent nationalist and affirmative historiography.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2013. 209-239 p.
Series
European Studies, ISSN 1568-1858 ; 30
Keyword [en]
Finnish cinema, Tuntematon sotilas, Memory Studies
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Studies on Film
Research subject
Film Studies
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-101804ISBN: 978-90-420-3618-5 (print)ISBN: 978-94-012-0889-5 (print)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-101804DiVA: diva2:707626
Available from: 2013-02-08 Created: 2014-03-17 Last updated: 2015-01-12Bibliographically approved

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