Locals, Incomers, Tourists and Gold Diggers: Space, Politics, and the "Dark Heritage" Legacy of the Second World War in Finnish Lapland

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This chapter explores the ways in which different people engage with and understand the material legacy of the German presence in Finnish Lapland from the time of the Second World War. The different notions of ‘scale’ are assessed through the ways in which scale relates to the so-called ‘dark’ heritage of this period and place, at local, regional, national and international levels. The research starting point has been the history of Finnish Lapland in the Second World War, including the so-called ‘Lapland War’ (1944–45), with contestations appearing between the public and private spheres, and differently-scaled notions of heritage making.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPolitics of Scale : New Approaches to Critical Heritage Studies
EditorsTuuli Lähdesmäki, Suzie Thomas, Yujie Zhu
Number of pages13
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherBerghahn Books
Publication date15 Jan 2019
ISBN (Print)978-1-78920-016-4
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-78920-017-1
Publication statusPublished - 15 Jan 2019
MoE publication typeA3 Book chapter

Fields of Science

  • 5143 Social and cultural anthropology
  • 615 History and Archaeology

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