Avainsana-arkisto: affektiivinen historia

2015/2
Monitieteinen historiantutkimus - Historiografia ja tulevaisuus

The Karelian evacuee trail: reenactment and collective identification

This paper argues that the Karelian Evacuee Trail, rather than being a manifestation of ludic identity fragmentation attributed to the postmodern age, in fact performs a socially grounding function. Through numerous articulations with personal memories of the participants, as well as with the most ethically salient aspects of the ethno-national narrative, the Evacuee trail carries a strong moral message and intervenes in the present by promoting allegiance to the Karelian and Finnish ethno-national communities.