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Finnish Colonial Encounters

From Anti-Imperialism to Cultural Colonialism and Complicity

Editors: Meriverta, Raita, Koivunen, Leila, Särkkä, Timo (Eds.)

  • Develops the concept of 'colonialism without colonies' in relation to Finland
  • Explores the involvement of Finns in European powers’ colonial projects and expansion
  • Sheds light on the Finnish colonialism of the Sámi, the only indigenous people within the European Union
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Breaking new ground in the study of European colonialism, this book focuses on a nation historically positioned between the Western and Eastern Empires of Europe – Finland. Although Finland never had overseas colonies, the authors argue that the country was undeniably involved in the colonial world, with Finns adopting ideologies and identities that cannot easily be disentangled from colonialism.

This book explores the concepts of ‘colonial complicity’ and ‘colonialism without colonies’ in relation to Finland, a nation that was oppressed, but also itself complicit in colonialism. It offers insights into European colonialism on the margins of the continent and within a nation that has traditionally declared its innocence and exceptionalism. The book shows that Finns were active participants in various colonial contexts, including Southern Africa and Sápmi in the North. Demonstrating that colonialism was a common practice shared by all European nations, with or without formal colonies, this book provides essential reading for anyone interested in European colonial history.

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About the authors

Raita Merivirta is an Academy of Finland Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Department of European and World History at the University of Turku, Finland.  She is a specialist in postcolonial history, literature and cultural studies, and the author of The Emergency and the Indian English Novel: Memory, Culture and Politics (Routledge, 2019).

Leila Koivunen is a Professor of global history and intercultural interaction in the Department of European and World History at the University of Turku, Finland. She is a specialist in the history of cultural encounters and the processes of intercultural knowledge formation, especially between Africa and Europe in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

Timo Särkkä is a Docent in Economic History at the University of Jyväskylä, Finland, and a Visiting Professor in the Global History Division of the Institute for Open and Transdisciplinary Research Initiatives (OTRI) at Osaka University in Japan. He specialises in global economic history with an emphasis on economic imperialism.

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eBook 85,59 €
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Hardcover 103,99 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Finnish Colonial Encounters
Book Subtitle
From Anti-Imperialism to Cultural Colonialism and Complicity
Editors
  • Raita Meriverta
  • Leila Koivunen
  • Timo Särkkä
Series Title
Cambridge Imperial and Post-Colonial Studies
Copyright
2022
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-80610-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-80610-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-80609-5
Series ISSN
2635-1633
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IV, 334
Number of Illustrations
21 b/w illustrations
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