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Development of National Identity: The Kalevala and the Finnish
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences.
2019 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Utvecklandet av en nationell identitet : Kalevala och finländarna (Swedish)
Abstract [en]

Forming an identity or a national identity is a long process every country in the world has gone through. The purpose of this research paper is to investigate how the Finnish identity has been portrayed in media between the years 1836-1893. The aim is to uncover how the Finnish epic, the Kalevala has influenced the creation of a Finnish national identity, which will be done through discourse analysis of five newspaper articles published over a timespan of about 60 years. The results showed that there were some changes over time in how the Finnish are portrayed in relation to the Kalevala. However, this difference was not applicable to all the studied categories. In conclusion, identity is something individual and through the individuality a common identity could be formed in Finland in the 1800s.

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2019. , p. 34
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Identity construction, Nationalism, Culture
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History
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-80831OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-80831DiVA, id: diva2:1291819
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Teacher Education Programme for Upper Secondary School, 300/330 credits
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Available from: 2019-03-01 Created: 2019-02-26 Last updated: 2019-03-01Bibliographically approved

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