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'Gypsies', 'Travellers' and 'paesants': A Study onEthnic Boundary Drawing in Finland and Sweden, c. 1860-1925

Dates:
  • Wed 08 Dec 2010 10.00 - 12.00
  Add to Calendar 2010-12-08 10:00 2010-12-08 12:00 Europe/Paris 'Gypsies', 'Travellers' and 'paesants': A Study onEthnic Boundary Drawing in Finland and Sweden, c. 1860-1925

The study concerns two minority groups, the Finnish Roma and the Swedish Travellers, and their changing relationship with the ‘peasants’ – ie. the mainstream sedentary population – in a period of economic modernization and nation-state building.
Leaning on a wide array of qualitative material, the research forms an analysis of inter-ethnic relations, with a particular focus on micro-level interaction, conflicts and boundary drawing. As a socio-historical research, it aims to broaden a topic which has conventionally been approached from political and cultural perspectives.

Sala Triaria, Villa Schifanoia - SCHIFANOIA DD/MM/YYYY
  Sala Triaria, Villa Schifanoia - SCHIFANOIA

The study concerns two minority groups, the Finnish Roma and the Swedish Travellers, and their changing relationship with the ‘peasants’ – ie. the mainstream sedentary population – in a period of economic modernization and nation-state building.
Leaning on a wide array of qualitative material, the research forms an analysis of inter-ethnic relations, with a particular focus on micro-level interaction, conflicts and boundary drawing. As a socio-historical research, it aims to broaden a topic which has conventionally been approached from political and cultural perspectives.


Location:
Sala Triaria, Villa Schifanoia - SCHIFANOIA

Affiliation:
Department of History and Civilization

Type:
Thesis defence

Supervisor:
Prof. Heinz-Gerhard Haupt

Examiner:
Antonella Romano (EHESS, Paris)
Prof. Antti Kauno Olavi Haekkinen (University of Helsinki)
Prof. Leo Lucassen (Leiden University)

Defendant:
Miika Tervonen
 

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