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  • Claims for Space: Unpacking Finnish Geohistorical Imaginations of the United States

    Johanna Skurnik

    Chapter from the book: Andersson R. & Lahti J. 2022. Finnish Settler Colonialism in North America: Rethinking Finnish Experiences in Transnational Spaces.


    This chapter explores how geographical texts and maps represents the historical roots of Finns in America and made them visible on the map of the United States, in essence to map a Finnish history in settler colonial North America and to carve Finns a place on the continent. The chapter shows how Finnish geohistorical imaginations have developed through an enagement with the settler colonial artographic frame as Finnish presence entangled with questions of colonial violence and land ownership in multifaceted ways.

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    Skurnik, J. 2022. Claims for Space: Unpacking Finnish Geohistorical Imaginations of the United States. In: Andersson R. & Lahti J (eds.), Finnish Settler Colonialism in North America. Helsinki: Helsinki University Press. DOI: https://doi.org/10.33134/AHEAD-2-2

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    Published on Dec. 29, 2022


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