Title:
Facing the Otherness: Crossing the Finnish-Soviet Estonian Border as Narrated by Finnish Tourists
Author:
Kirsi Lauén: Karelian Institute, University of Eastern Finland, Finland
DOI:
10.3384/cu.2000.1525.1461123
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Year:
2014
Volume:
6
Theme:

Part 2: Border crossers and crossovers in travel narratives

Pages:
1123-1143
No. of pages:
21
Publication type:
Introduction
Published:
2014-12-15


This study examines Finnish travellers’ experiences of travelling across the sea frontier between Finland and Soviet Estonia during the period of 1965–1991. The article focuses on the narratives of Finnish tourists about border crossings and cultural encounters. The analysis concentrates on travellers’ relations and conceptions of the former Soviet Estonia and their descriptions of facing cultural otherness during their travels. The concept of otherness is used as an analytical tool to interpret the narratives.

Keywords: Finnish-Soviet Estonian border; Soviet Estonia; Finnish tourism; narrative; other-ness

Volume 6, Theme::

Part 2: Border crossers and crossovers in travel narratives

, Article 62, 2014
Author:
Kirsi Lauén
Title:
Facing the Otherness: Crossing the Finnish-Soviet Estonian Border as Narrated by Finnish Tourists:
DOI:
10.3384/cu.2000.1525.1461123
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