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Female narratives and national identity in globalizing Finland : a reflection from the field of cultural studies

Saarenmaa, Kaisa (2001)
Sociology
Abstract
Problem/ Background: The study leans on nationalism and globalization debate in the schools of cultural studies and feminist sociological research. The study discusses how gender is constructed in frames of nationalist projects and identity. We concentrate on the situation in Finland in the late 1990s. The question is examined through application of discourse analysis, focused on narratives of three women. The narratives have been gathered from interviews published in women's magazines in 1999 and 2000. The essay implies that withdrawing from a traditional aggressive (masculinized) understanding of nation and national identity - and gaining a more tolerant and curious understanding - could benefit societies when facing globalization and... (More)
Problem/ Background: The study leans on nationalism and globalization debate in the schools of cultural studies and feminist sociological research. The study discusses how gender is constructed in frames of nationalist projects and identity. We concentrate on the situation in Finland in the late 1990s. The question is examined through application of discourse analysis, focused on narratives of three women. The narratives have been gathered from interviews published in women's magazines in 1999 and 2000. The essay implies that withdrawing from a traditional aggressive (masculinized) understanding of nation and national identity - and gaining a more tolerant and curious understanding - could benefit societies when facing globalization and challenges of multiculturalism. Following the theories presented in the schools of cultural studies and semiotics, we recognize that myths play a central role in reinforcement of certain identities in society. (Less)
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Saarenmaa, Kaisa
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
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Sociology, Sociologi
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English
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1355987
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2004-11-08
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  abstract     = {Problem/ Background: The study leans on nationalism and globalization debate in the schools of cultural studies and feminist sociological research. The study discusses how gender is constructed in frames of nationalist projects and identity. We concentrate on the situation in Finland in the late 1990s. The question is examined through application of discourse analysis, focused on narratives of three women. The narratives have been gathered from interviews published in women's magazines in 1999 and 2000. The essay implies that withdrawing from a traditional aggressive (masculinized) understanding of nation and national identity - and gaining a more tolerant and curious understanding - could benefit societies when facing globalization and challenges of multiculturalism. Following the theories presented in the schools of cultural studies and semiotics, we recognize that myths play a central role in reinforcement of certain identities in society.},
  author       = {Saarenmaa, Kaisa},
  keyword      = {Sociology,Sociologi},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Female narratives and national identity in globalizing Finland : a reflection from the field of cultural studies},
  year         = {2001},
}