Finnish Colonial Encounters

From Anti-Imperialism to Cultural Colonialism and Complicity
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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.Chapters 1, 7 and 8 are available open access under a via link.springer.com.>

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ReiheCambridge Imperial and Post-Colonial Studies
ISBN 9783030806125
Sprache Englisch
Ausgabe 1st ed. 2021
Erscheinungsdatum 09.12.2022
Umfang 336 Seiten
Genre Geschichte/Allgemeines, Lexika
Format Taschenbuch
Verlag Springer International Publishing
Herausgegeben von Raita Merivirta, Leila Koivunen, Timo Särkkä