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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Millei, Z., Korkiamaki, R., & Kaukko, M. (2019). Skates and skis: 'arctic childhoods' and mobilized differences - the mattering of skis and skates in 'nation-ed environments'. In P. Rautio, & E. Stenvall (Eds.), Social, Material and Political Constructs of Arctic Childhoods: An Everyday Life Perspective (1st ed., pp. 49-64). (Children: Global Posthumanist Perspectives and Materialist Theories). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-3161-9_4