Skates and skis: 'arctic childhoods' and mobilized differences - the mattering of skis and skates in 'nation-ed environments'

Zsuzsa Millei, Riikka Korkiamaki, Mervi Kaukko

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    Abstract

    ‘Arctic Childhoods’ and mobilized differences—the mattering of skis and skates is a chapter by Zsuzsa Millei, Riikka Korkiamäki and Mervi Kaukko. The focus is on the role of skating and skiing, especially through the role they play as material in Finnish schools. In their chapter, Millei, Korkiamäki and Kaukko engage the idea of ethnopoetry, where they combine their own memories and Finnish storybook in dialogue with two research projects focusing on children who have recently arrived in Finland as refugees. In the processes of negotiating their belonging to a new nation everyday objects such as skates or skis have an important role. Because skating and skiing are so central in Finnish schools, newly arrived children must negotiate part of their belonging through this equipment—to figure out how to be a child in the Arctic.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationSocial, Material and Political Constructs of Arctic Childhoods
    Subtitle of host publicationAn Everyday Life Perspective
    EditorsPauliina Rautio, Elina Stenvall
    Place of PublicationSingapore Singapore
    PublisherSpringer
    Chapter4
    Pages49-64
    Number of pages16
    Edition1st
    ISBN (Electronic)9789811331619
    ISBN (Print)9789811331602
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2019

    Publication series

    NameChildren: Global Posthumanist Perspectives and Materialist Theories
    ISSN (Print)2523-3408
    ISSN (Electronic)2523-3416

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